This popular and intensive course provides delegates with an in-depth background of satellite communication techniques as well as a state of the art update on key emerging technologies and future systems. The course is ideal for engineers practising within the Satellite Communications field or for those in allied fields requiring an update in this area. A basic knowledge of Communications is assumed. Professor Evan's book on “Satellite Communications Systems” – 3rd Edition will be included as part of the course. Discounts are given for IET members (proof of membership needed).
Through a series of intensive lectures and a hands-on project the course aims to:
• Provide an in-depth treatment of satellite communication systems operation and planning.
• Provide in-depth understanding of modern satellite multiple access, modulation and coding schemes.
• Review the state of the art in new research areas such as speech and video coding, satellite networking and satellite personal communications.
Delegates should leave the course with a knowledge of:
• Link budgets & planning
• Modulation, coding & multiple access
• Digital audio/video broadcasting
• Satellite Personal Communication Systems
• Satellite Networking
Plus a good all round idea of current and emerging systems and technologies for the future.
Because the course also gives emphasis to the theoretical aspects of the subject delegates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the field. Consequently they will be better placed to apply their knowledge to the workplace.
Please note that this syllabus can be changed at the University of Surrey's discretion.
Review of Satellite Systems: State of the art today - Professor B G Evans
System Planning and Link Budgets Part I - Professor B G Evans
System Planning and Link Budgets Part II - Professor B G Evans
Service Provisioning and Quality for Digital Systems Part I - III Professor B G Evans
Introduction to Projects - Dr P Thompson
Multiple Access - Dr Paul Thompson
Modulation and Modems in Sat Comms - Dr P Thompson
Basic Coding for Satellite Communications - Dr Benga Awoseyila
Earth Station Engineering - John Miller, Cable and Wireless
Spectrum and Regulation, Dr P Thompson
Examples/Design and Team Projects - Dr P Thompson/Prof BG Evans
Payload Engineering - Dr Ranjit Manku, Astrium
Advanced Air Interfaces - Dr Benga Awoseyila
VSAT Networks - Dr Paul Thompson
DVB-RCS and NG - Dr Guray Acar
Design and Team Projects - Dr P Thompson/Prof BG Evans
Satellite Mobile including Mobile Broadcasting - Dr Paul Thompson
Digital Video Broadcasting - Mr Mike Walsh, Arqiva
Introduction to Satellite Networking - Dr Lloyd Wood
Mobile Satellite Systems - Networking - Dr Lloyd Wood
Team Projects - Dr P Thompson/Prof BG Evans
Course Dinner 7:30 Rum Wong Guildford
Military Satellite Systems - tba
Project Presentations (1 hour)
Link Budget Software (30 mins) - Dr Paul Thompson
Future of Satellite Communications (45 mins) - Professor Barry Evans
Small Satellite Technology and SSTL (45 mins) - (Dr Stuart Eves, UK Space tbc)
Visit to Surrey Space Centre tbc