This is a well-established Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short course. It provides a technical foundation in VSAT communications together with an appreciation of the latest developments and the understanding to deal with VSAT systems and their applications.
Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) support a range of highly effective broadband, Internet, and multimedia satellite communications services. This course commences by developing a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of satellite links, and moves on to implementation issues and case studies.
Who should attend this VSAT course
All those requiring a technical understanding of VSAT systems as well as detailed knowledge of current systems design.
The course will serve practising engineers and information technologists as well as managers, users and those concerned about the impact of VSATs.
VSAT Course Pre-requisites
Delegates should have existing experience in telecommunications or data networking prior to attending this course.
Lifetime Post-Course Support
After completing this
VSAT training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group PLC, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.
VSAT Training Course Content
Summary of Course content
The course aims to provide state-of-the-art exposition of practical VSAT technology and systems, together with a grounding in the fundamentals of satellite communications.
Attendees will learn:
What VSATs are, and their applications areas
The technical background of satellite communications
To perform Link Budget analyses and understand system impairments
Features of VSAT data networks and service provision
Principles of data protocols and network management in VSAT systems
Implications and practice of multimedia and Internet service delivery
Planning and sizing of VSAT networks
Technology issues for VSAT systems
Appreciation of regulatory constraints, the market, and business opportunities
The status of current VSAT programmes
The Course will comprise lectures complemented by short presentations dealing with state-of-the art programmes and issues in VSAT communications. The syllabus topics provisionally include:
Satcom system fundamentals
Introduction to VSAT Systems
Principles of Satellite Communications
Data Transmission and Protocols
Modulation and Coding for VSAT Systems
Satellite Access Techniques
Propagation Effects for VSAT Systems
Days 2 - 5:
VSAT Systems and Services
VSAT Systems and Applications
VSAT Service Provision, Markets and Opportunities
VSAT Regulatory Issues
VSAT Networks; Military VSAT Systems
Broadband Multimedia Services
Internet service provision using DVB formats
Multicast internet services via Satellite
Satellite Digital Broadcasting
Techniques and Implementation
VSAT implementation issues
Antennas for VSAT Systems
TCP/IP for VSATs
Monitoring and control & network management systems
Case Studies and Analysis
Comparative Study of New VSAT Systems
VSAT Performance Enhancements
Practical VSAT Operations
Operational support systems for Satcoms
Broadband interactive services
Current and future commercial VSAT systems and services.