VSAT and Satellite Communications Applications

Satellite orbiting the earth

This 3-day course is designed for individuals with a working knowledge of wireless communications and those who wish to learn more about VSAT applications, satellite communications, DVB, TDM, and ethernet applications.

In this course, you will gain foundational understanding of satellite communications and learn about the frequency bands used by LEO, MEO and GEO satellites and how they are used in different scenarios such as PDH, SDH, Ethernet and DVB. You will also learn how to ensure security in satellite systems and how to leverage satellite services to increase network efficiency through more efficient use of bandwidth.

  • 3G/4G/5G mobile network operators
  • Enterprise customers who have VSAT applications
  • Broadcasting companies that utilize satellite links
  • Telecommunications companies (PTTs, Carriers)
  • Satellite operators
  • Internet service providers
  • IT & system integration companies
  • Multinational companies that rely on satellites
Instructor-led Training
  • Classroom: 3 days
  • LIVE Virtual*: 21 hours
  • A minimum of 6 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.
31 Jul – 2 Aug (Mon – Wed), GMT +08:00
If you are keen on attending the above scheduled course, please register your interest via our course enquiry form.

This course aims to provide participants with the advanced knowledge and skills required to plan, design, and optimize VSAT and satellite communications applications. At the end of this course, participants will learn the following:

  • Fundamentals of satellite communications, earth stations and VSATs
  • Frequency spectrum and satellite bands
  • Orbital mechanics, ground operations, space operations, etc.
  • Technical and regulatory challenges
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Free space loss and atmospheric impairments
  • VSAT applications such as DVB, PDH, SDH and Ethernet
  • Satellite regulations
  • Carrier ethernet and mobile backhaul
  1. Satellite Communications Fundamentals
  • Transmission Equation
  • Advantages of Satellites
  • Disadvantages of Satellites
  • Types of Satellites
  • Types of Orbits
  • LEO vs MEO vs GEO
  • Satellite Launching
  • Satellite Subsystems
  • Basic Terminology: Inroute vs Outroute, Uplink vs Downlink
  • Satellite Transponder
  • Spot Beams
  • Satellite Footprints EIRP
  • Beam Shaping
  • Polarization
  • Modulation
  • Frequency Bands
  • Examples
  • Link Budget
  • Rain Margin
  • Coverage Angle and Area
  • VSAT Components
  • ODU vs IDU
  • Uplink and Downlink Chains
  • LNB and BUC
  • Noise Figure
  • Feed Horn
  • Examples of LEO and GEO Satellites
  • Global, Wide and Narrow Spot Beams
  • Astronomical and Navigation Satellites
  • Reconnaissance and Weather Satellites
  • Communication Satellites
  • Fixed Service Satellites
  • Mobile Service Satellites
  • Direct Broadcast Satellites
  • Satellite Phone, Radio and TV
  • Star and Mesh Topology
  • Link Budget Calculations
  • Installing Satellite Dish
  1.  Modulation and Multiple Access
  • Need for Modulation
  • ASK, FSK and PSK
  • QAM, APSK and M-PSK: 8QAM, 16QAM, 32QAM, 64QAM, etc
  • Multiple Access Systems: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA
  • Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • Adaptive Coding Modulation
  • Block Codes, Convolutional Codes
  • Typical FEC Rates
  • MODCODs Variation with Environment
  • Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
  • Spectral Efficiency
  1. VSAT Applications: PDH, SDH, DVB and Ethernet
  • Evolution of DVB Standards
  • Interfaces on Satellite Modem
  • PDH vs SDH
  • TDM vs Ethernet Interfaces
  • OAM
  1. Satellite Regulations: Case Study
  • Why Regulate?
  • Artificial Satellite Collisions
  • Role of ITU, OFCOM and UK Space Agency
  • ITU Structure
  • Role of ITU-R
  • Radio Regulations
  • UN Outer Space Treaties
  • ITU Constitution
  • ITU-R Processes
  • Satellite Interference
  • ITU Regions
  • Master International Frequency Register (MIFR)
  • US Frequency Spectrum
  • UK Frequency Allocation Table (FAT)
  • Radio Regulation Mechanisms – Control of Interference
  • Small and Nano-Satellites
  • World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC)
  • Satellite Filings
  • Licensing of a Satellite Earth Station
  1. Case Study: A study into an Operator’s Transformation of VSAT Network
  • Fiji Islands – Geography
  • Fiji – Telecom Statistics
  • Transmission Layout
  • VSAT Network
  • Telecom Operators in Fiji
  • Earth Station and Satellite Beam
  • VSAT Remote Setup
  • Transformation Journey
  • Project Challenges
  • Benefits
  • Learnings
  1. Security Issues in Satellite Communication Network Infrastructure
  • Security Key Features
  • Major Security Issues: Scanning, Spoofing, Jamming, Mis-Provisioning, DDoS Attacks
  • TCP and Security Protocols
  • TCP Acceleration and Performance Enhancing Proxies
  • Major KPIs
  • Radio Layer Parameters
  • Link Layer Parameters
  • Network Layer Parameters
  • Capacity Parameters
  • Service Parameters
  1. Satellite Solutions for 4G/5G
  • 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G
  • Comparison of Mobile Generations
  • Evolution of Mobile Generations
  • 3GPP Release Timeline
  • Satellite Mobile Backhaul
  • Traditional Backhaul Technologies
  • Role of Satellites in 5G
  • ROI Case Study and TCO Comparison
  • 5G Standardization Process
  • IMT-2020 High Level Vision
  • Satellite Mobile Backhaul
  • Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Backhaul Traffic
  • 5G Roll Outs – Global
  • Types of Satellite Backhaul
  • Satellite Benefits for 5G
  • Role of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in 5G
  • Bandwidth and Latency requirements for 5G Use Cases
  • 5G Use Cases: eMBB, mMTC, URLLC
  • Technical and Standardization Issues
  1. VSAT Equipment and Bandwidth Procurement
  • Satcom Market Structure
  • Purchasing End-to-End Services vs Component Services
  • Shared vs Dedicated Bandwidth
  • Contention Ratio and CIR
  • Procurement Cycle: Statement of Work to Delivery of Contract
  • RFP vs RFQ vs RFI
  • Evaluating Proposals
  • Signing of Contract
  1. Carrier Ethernet Services and Mobile Backhaul
  • Carrier Ethernet vs Traditional Ethernet – MEF’s Vision
  • Standardized Services: E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree
  • Port-Based vs VLAN-Based Services
  • Subscriber vs Wholesale Services
  • Circuit Emulation Services
  • Satellite Mobile Backhaul
  • Migration of Mobile Backhaul from Legacy to Carrier Ethernet Network
  • Carrier Ethernet QoS and OAM

Note: A Certificate of Completion will only be issued upon achieving at least 75% attendance for the course.Satellite Regulations: Case Study

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