An introduction to satellite systems with topics addressing
satellite control, types of antennae used, and transmit and receive
Discusses the principles of radio propagation, spectrum usage, RF
budgets, and satellite frequency bands.
Examines the fundamental components and addresses data transmission
techniques, protocols used and link budgets.
Multiple Access Systems
Examines and describes the multiple access systems utilised in
satellite systems: TDMA, DAMA, Aloha.
Examines services associated with both fixed and mobile networks.
VSAT System Fundamentals
This module describes system architecture and the functionality of
the component parts.
Discusses VSAT applications, regulatory and commercial issues
associated with service provision.
The various modulation techniques utilised in VSAT systems are
described: FSK, PSK, QPSK, QAM.
This module examines the different coding techniques that are
implemented within VSAT systems.
Error Detection and Correction
Various error detection and correction schemes are
examined and described including hamming code, cyclic redundancy
check, convolutional codes, Reed-Solomon, Golay, BCH.
VSAT Usage in Mobile Communications
This module discusses and describes the use of VSAT in mobile
Internet Access via Satellite
Access to Internet via satellite is discussed. Topics include VoIP,
IMS and TCP/IP.
Mobile Phone Satellite Systems
This module examines the requirements of such systems and looks
specifically at the Thuraya phone and IRIDIUM.
Future VSAT System Services
Discusses the services of the future.