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TCM 125 - Fundamental of VSAT Systems

Code Start Date Duration Venue
TCM 125 02 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
TCM 125 27 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
TCM 125 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course covers Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) systems. VSAT is growing throughout the world as a way of establishing private satellite communications networks for large organizations that have several widely dispersed locations, or providing higher bandwidth for the individual. This course provides the attendees with an in-depth background of VSAT techniques as well as a state of the art update on key emerging technologies and future systems.

Course Objectives

  • Defining Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT)
  • Understanding VSAT services and features
  • Understanding VSAT architecture, system design and coding schemes
  • Stepping through VSAT propagation aspects and antennas
  • Understanding VSAT subsystem & launching
  • Understanding VSAT link design and analysis
  • Explaining TCP/IP, VoIP and Video applied to VSAT
  • Understanding VSAT-base IP communications technologies

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers 
  • Technicians 
  • Operation staff
  • Anyone who needs a technical introduction to SATCOM and VSAT.

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Satellite communications overview,
  • Common types of satellites,
  • Orbits,
  • Satellite regulations,
  • Frequency bands,
  • System design considerations,
  • VSAT system definition
  • VSAT's operational description  
  • VSAT Footprints

Day 2

  • VSAT networks and provided services 
  • Indoor and outdoor equipment used in VSATs 
  • VSAT Antennas
  • Access methods of VSATs (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, ALOHA, MCPC, SCPC)
  • Fixed assignment
  • Demand assignment
  • Random time division multiple access

Day 3

  • Radio frequency link analysis applied to VSAT
  • Uplink analysis
  • Downlink analysis
  • Propagation Effects 
  • Modulation types of VSATs 
  • Network design
  • Delay analysis

Day 4

  • VSAT dish pointing concepts
  • VSAT terminals 
  • VSAT Earth stations, 
  • Hub stations
  • VSAT traffic characterization
  • Data communication layers in VSAT
  • VSAT networking aspects (protocols, throughput, channel efficiency, channel utilization)
  • Data communication layers in VSAT
  • VSAT networking aspects

Day 5

  • Fundamentals of VSAT Installation and operation
  • The key installation steps
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Customer’s concerns