This course provides learning and practice in VSAT satellite networks, from the standpoint of remote-site installation and operation. Satisfactory completion of this course qualifies a technical individual to work on commercial satellite communications projects wherein VSATs are installed, commissioned and then support a broad range of government and industrial environments. It provides a technical foundation and a practical understanding of VSAT installation and operation. The certificate of satisfactory completion is issued by an accredited education institution and by a highly experienced satellite Subject Matter Expert.
The training addresses the current multi-vendor environment in terms of antennas (fixed, portable and mobile), amplifiers and other RF devices, modems and baseband equipment, and supporting systems that provide power and physical protection. The interfaces with a centralized hub earth station and the remote site Local Area Network (LAN) are reviewed, based on standard architectures from Hughes, ViaSat, iDirect, and COMTECH EF Data. Space segment capacity at C and Ku bands would come from commercial operators such as Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and others consideration will also be given to government X and Ka band space assets such as WGS and XTAR. These combinations allow us to examine each element and how they interact to provide an effective and reliable data delivery mechanism.
This foundation relates to all satellite communications systems however, the course is geared to the civiliancommercial side. All of the information is taken from open sources such as non-proprietary vendor documentation and technical course materials used in many standard satellite communications courses presented to contractors, commercial users, satellite and network operators, and government and military units. This assures that the content is properly directed to the purposes of the course in certifying individuals as installers and operators of VSAT equipment. The material is accurate for and understandable to those who have a base of technical knowledge of satellite communications.
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