Satcoms - 37th Satellite Communications Systems training course
Interactive online course with guidance throughout sessions and projects
20 - 28 September 2023
Now in its 36th year, our SATCOMS course programme presents a comprehensive overview of satellite communication technology and applications.
Delegates can learn practical skills required for design engineers.About the course
"The IET Satcoms course was really great as content and knowledge transferred, but it was also the result of fantastic organisational work!”
“Great idea having these projects! Allows you to put it all together on a practical project and on a team basis.
“Fantastic course - so much hard work but rewarding. Thanks to all, particularly the course organiser who did a good job. Thank you.
“As an electronic engineer returning to a technical leadership role, the IET satellite communications course provided me with an excellent introduction to SATCOM technologies, and terminology. I would thoroughly recommend the course for any engineers or managers entering this complex and challenging domain.”
Dave Dean, Senior Principal Engineer, Dstl
Five modules over five days of intense learning
The course is presented in five modules over five days. Participants can register for one or more days.
Attendance to the full course will give you a comprehensive overview of satellite communications technology and applications including emerging technologies.
- Module 1: satcom essentials ideal for business managers, sales, PR and marketing personnel who require a better understanding of satellite communications technology.
- Module 2: link engineering includes link budget primer; modulation and coding; power link budgets and QoS design using link budgets.
- Module 3: antennas and spacecraft engineering includes antennas; satcom on the move; spacecraft engineering and operations; payload engineering.
- Module 4: networks and system design includes earth station RF engineering; TCP/IP and satellite; propagation; satellite access techniques
- Module 5: non-geostationary satellite systems and workshop exercises including earth station design and payload design.
Modules two to five are ideal for engineers and technicians – industry, government, military, graduates and students.
Who should attend?
- Engineers and technicians looking to develop their knowledge and to gain expertise in the modern satellite communications technology
- Government and military technologists requiring a wider overview of the satcom industry
- Students and graduates with engineering and science backgrounds planning their career in satellite communications
- Corporate, PR, marketing and sales staff requiring a better understanding of satellite communications technology
- David Bookham, Consultant Engineer
- Dave Davis, Technical Director - Global Accounts, ST Engineering iDirect
- Barry Evans, Professor of Communications, University of Surrey
- Gorry Fairhurst, Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Aberdeen
- Paul Febvre, CTO, Satellite Applications Catapult
- David Jowsey, Satellite Products, BT Media & Broadcast
- Max Petrozzi Ilstad, ESA
- Tim Tozer, Professor of Communications, University of York
- Tim Waterfield, Senior Specialist – Antennas, Airbus DS
- Paul Wells, Managing Consultant Space and Satcoms Specialist, PAConsulting
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