SATCOM Technology and Networks Training

Commitment 3 days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This three-day SATCOM Technology and Networks Training course provide accurate background in the fundamentals, applications, and approach for cutting-edge satellite networks for use in military and civil government environments. The focus is on commercial SATCOM solutions (GEO and LEO) and government satellite systems (WGS, MUOS, and A-EHF), assuring thorough coverage of evolving capabilities. It is appropriate for non-technical professionals, managers, and engineers new to the field as well as experienced professionals wishing to update and round out their understanding of current systems and solutions.

  • 3 days of SATCOM Technology and Networks Training with an expert instructor
  • SATCOM Technology and Networks Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After completing this SATCOM Technology and Networks course, attendees will be able to:

  • How satellite functions to provide communications links to typical earth stations and user terminals
  • The various technologies used to meet requirements for bandwidth, service quality, and reliability
  • Basic characteristics of modulation, coding, and Internet Protocol processing
  • How satellite links are used to satisfy requirements of the military for mobility and broadband network services for warfighters
  • The characteristics of the latest US-owned MILSATCOM systems, including WGS, MUOS, A-EHF, and the approach for using commercial satellites at L, C, X, Ku, and Ka bands
  • Proper application of SATCOM to IP networks
  • We can adapt this SATCOM Technology and Networks Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this SATCOM Technology and Networks Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the SATCOM Technology and Networks course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the SATCOM Technology and Networks Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this SATCOM Technology and Networks course:

  • All

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this SATCOM Technology and Networks course are:

  • N/A


    • Fundamentals of satellites and their use in communications networks of earth stations
      • The architecture of the space segment – GEO and non-GEO orbits, impact on performance and coverage
      • Satellite construction: program requirements and duration; major suppliers: Boeing, EADS Astrium, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences, Space Systems/Loral, Thales Alenia
      • The basic design of the communications satellite – repeater, antennas, spacecraft bus, processor; requirements for launch, lifetime, and retirement from service
      • Network arrangements for one-way (broadcast) and two-way (star and mesh); relationship to requirements in government and military
      • Satellite operators and service providers: Intelsat, SES, Inmarsat, Eutelsat, Telenor, et al
    • The uplink and downlink
      • Radio wave propagation in various bands: L, C, X, Ku, and Ka
      • Standard and adaptive coding and modulation: DVB-S2, Turbo Codes, Joint IP Modem
      • Link margin, adjacent channel interference, error rate
      • Time Division and Code Division Multiple Access on satellite links, carrier in carrier operation
    • System architecture: point-to-point, TDMA VSAT, ad-hoc connectivity
    • Terminal design for fixed, portable, and mobile application delivery, and service management/control
  • Broadband mobile solutions for COTM and UAV
  • Government programs and MILSATCOM systems (general review): UFO and GBS, WGS, MUOS, A-EHF
  • Use of satellite communications by the military – strategic and tactical
      • Commercial SATCOM systems and solutions: Mobile Satellite Service (MSS): Inmarsat 4 series and B-GAN terminals and applications; Iridium, Fixed Satellite Service (FSS): Intelsat General and SES Americom Government Services (AGS) – C band and Ku band; XTAR – X band, Army and Marines use for short term and tactical requirements – global, regional and theatre, Providers in the marketplace: TCS, Arrowhead, Datapath, Artel, et al
      • Integration of SATCOM with other networks, particularly the Global Information Grid (GIG)
  • Data Networking – Internet Protocol and IP Services
  • Review of computer networking, OSI model, network layers, networking protocols
  • TCP/IP protocol suite: TCP, UDP, IP, IPv6
  • TCP protocol design: windowing; packet loss and retransmissions; slow start and congestion, TCP extensions
  • Operation and issues of TCP/IP over satellite: bandwidth-delay product, acknowledgment, and retransmissions, congestion control
  • TCP/IP performance enhancement over satellite links
  • TCP acceleration, HTTP acceleration, CIFS acceleration, compression, and caching Survey of available standards-based and proprietary optimization solutions: SCPS, XTP, satellite-specific optimization products, application-specific optimization products, solution section criteria
  • Quality of service (QoS) and performance acceleration IP multicast: IP multicast fundamentals, multicast deployment issues, solutions for reliable multicast
  • User Application Considerations
  • Voice over IP, voice quality, compression algorithms Web-based applications: HTTP, streaming
  • VPN: resolving conflicts with TCP and HTTP acceleration Video Teleconferencing: H.320 and H.323
  • Network management architectures
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