This intensive 3-day course provides a state-of-the-art review of satellite communications networks and applications from system and service perspectives. Owing to innovations in high-throughput satellites, advanced modulation and coding (MODCOD), solid state power amplification and mobile antennas, service reach and profitability require advanced thinking and innovation. Technical, operations, and business professionals, as well as newcomers to satellite technology learn the fundamentals, architecture, and development of modern satellite networks, with emphasis on cutting-edge broadcast, broadband interactive, and mobile applications. Topics include satellite and ground station principles, basic satellite link budgets, digital image and full-motion video for broadcast distribution using the MPEG 4 and DVB-S2 standards and extensions, Internet Protocol (IP)-based data performance optimization over satellite; Ku- and Ka-band Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) applied to fixed networks as well as those having location flexibility; and advanced broadband capabilities of high throughput satellite systems currently in use and under development. Emphasis is placed on the proper selection of requirements, technologies, and their providers (space and ground), and on the most effective ways to architect and operate the associated satellite networks.
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Course OutlineThis intensive 3-day course provides a state-of-the-art review of satellite communications networks and applications from system and service perspectives.