Satellite Communication Training Programme


If communication takes place between any two earth stations through a satellite, then it is called as satellite communication. In this communication, electromagnetic waves are used as carrier signals. These signals carry the information such as voice, audio, video or any other data between ground and space and vice-versa. 

Satellites communications offer several important advantages over other types of long-range communications systems: the capability of direct communication between two points on earth with only one intermediate relay (the satellite), the ability to broadcast or collect signals and data to or from any area ranging up to the entire surface of the world, and the ability to provide services to remote regions where ground-based, point-to-point communications would be impractical or impossible. One of the greatest advantages of satellite communications systems is the ratio of capacity versus cost. Although satellites are expensive to develop, launch and maintain, their tremendous capacity makes them very attractive for many applications 

The British Academy for Training and Development offers a course of Satellites communications to anyone who wants to learn the latest trends in working within satellites communications and gain special skills in the field. 

Objectives and target group

Who should attend? 

  • Managers and workers of communications departments. 
  • Readers who wish to learn the fundamental concepts of satellite communication. 
  • Communications Engineers  
  • Professionals and managers who are new to the SATCOM industry, and who want to have a clear understanding of basic satellite communications. 
  • graduates and young professionals with an engineering and/or financial background as well as senior professionals wishing to expand their background knowledge of Satcom systems and services. 


How attendees will benefit? 

After completion of the programme, delegates will be able to: 

  • Learn the significance of satellite communication and its role in present scenario. 
  • Explain the basics of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) 
  • Understand new SATCOM services and features 
  • Understand modern satellite system design , multiple access, modulation and coding schemes 
  • Understand orbital aspects 
  • Step through propagation aspects and antennas 
  • Investigate the state of the art in new areas such as speech and video coding, satellite Networking and satellite personal communications 
  • Understand satellites subsystem & launching 
  • Understand satellite link design and analysis 
  • Define Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) 
  • Understand Non-geosynchronous systems (NGSO) 
  • Explore GPS & Mobile Systems (Voice, Data and Video) 
  • Explain Internet Applications (GEO/ NGSO options) 
  • Explore the SATCOM trends 

Course Content

  • The Satellite Communications Business Model 
  • Satellite services 
  • Satellite organizations 
  • Private satellite networks 
  • Radio regulatory considerations 
  • Objectives of frequency/orbit management 
  • Frequency allocations 
  • Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Overview 
  • Common types of satellites 
  • Satellite-based broadcasts 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Satellite radio, and pagers 
  • Satellite phones 
  • Communications Satellites 
  • Why satellites for communications 
  • Low Earth-Orbiting (LEO) communications satellites 
  • Geosynchronous Earth-Orbiting (GEO) communications satellites 
  • MEOs and HEOs 
  • Satellite transmission planning 
  • Link-budget analysis 
  • satellite-based networks 
  • VSAT networks 
  • Satellite communications systems DESIGN 
  • Basic Components 
  •  Transmitters 
  •  Antennas 
  •  Power Generation 
  •  Air Interfacing and Networking 
  •  Basic Link Engineering 
  •  Satellite Systems Planning 
  •  Antennas 
  •  Link Budgets 
  •  Multiple Access Techniques 
  •  Propagation Interference and Regulation 
  •  Payload Engineering 
  •  Spacecraft Engineering and Operations 
  •  Earth Station Engineering 
  •  Modulation and Modems 
  •  Coding 
  •  Mobile and Satellite PCN 
  •  Military Satellite Communications 
  •  Internet Service Provision over Satellite 
  •  VSATs Networks and Services 
  •  Satellite Navigation and Positioning 
  •  Satellite Broadcasting 
  • Satellite Networks 
  • Space network architectures 
  •  Orbit types: GEO, LEO, MEO, HEO 
  •  Modulation, Coding, Interleaving 
  •  Free space propagation 
  •  Link budgets for single link and multiple links 
  •  Effects of the propagation delay 
  •  Echo suppressors and echo cancellers. 
  •  Spectrum allocations for satellite systems 
  •  Multiple Access techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM 
  •  Satellite component of UMTS 
  •  ATM via satellite 
  •  VoIP Problems over Satellite 
  •  ITU-T IMT-2000 
  • link design, modulation and Antennas 
  • Satellite systems planning 
  •  Basic transmission principles 
  •  Key parameters: EIRP G / T, SFD, Input / Output Backoff, C / No, Eb / No 
  •  Typical link budget, link margin and availability 
  •  Digital VSAT 
  •  Modulation systems (QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, 8PSK, and 16 QAM) 
  •  Basic aperture antenna definitions and relationships 
  •  Typical antenna configurations for satellite communications 
  • Propagation and Interference 
  • Radio noise 
  • Ionospheric effects 
  • Tropospheric effects 
  • Interference between satellite networks 
  • Interference with terrestrial networks 
  • Satellite Access Techniques 
  • Network architectures 
  •  Traffic multiplexing 
  •  Multiple access, and assignments strategies 
  •  Frequency-division multiple access (FDMA) 
  •  Modulation and modems 
  •  Introduction to modulation 
  •  Channel characteristics 
  • Satellite Engineering for Communications Satellites 
  •  Satellite orbits 
  •  Satellite design 
  •  Future large geostationary mobile communications satellites 
  •  Launch vehicles 
  •  Commercial satellite programs 
  •  Payload Engineering 
  • Mobile satellite communications 
  • Introduction 
  •  Frequency allocation 
  •  Regional systems 
  •  Current Networks 
  • Satellite Personal Communication Networks 
  • Introduction and overview 
  •  Wireless mobile radio systems 
  •  Second-generation systems 
  • Satellite Navigation 
  • Applications 
  •  Fundamentals of time ranged 
  •  System description of GPS 
  • Future Trends 
  • Service Provisions and Quality for Analog / Digital 
  •  Television and audio broadcasting 
  •  Satellite Phones 
  •  Voice and Video over IP 
  •  Real-time audio, video and data 
  •  VPN services 

Course Date





Course Cost

Note / Price varies according to the selected city

Members NO. : 1
£4200 / Member

Members NO. : 2 - 3
£3360 / Member

Members NO. : + 3
£2604 / Member

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