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Satellites and Links.

Course Description

An introductory course for those who will working with satellite link technology, which covers all the basic principles and concepts and will provide the knowledge to be able to understand the operational procedures, rules and regulations which govern use of satellites.

Course Duration: 3 days.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you understand:

  • How and where satellites are positioned along with the benefits and limitations this creates.
  • How microwave signals behave.
  • The basic design principles of a satellite transceiver.
  • How the system is administered.
  • How video and audio are handled on a satellite link.

Prior Knowledge:

Although this course is an introductory level course, delegates will benefit from a basic knowledge of video and audio.

Course Outline

The topics covered will include:

  • Principles (uses of satellites, orbits, operators, frequency bands, look angles, orbit disturbances, eclipses, sun outages).
  • Propagation (FSA, power density, rain attenuation, polarization)
  • Antennas (dishes, feed systems, gain, aperture, radiation pattern, footprints, cross pole discrimination, mount systems).
  • Earth Stations and Transponders (block diagrams)
  • Digital Modulation.  DVB-S and S2 standards.
  • Link Budgets and predicting link performance and reliability.
  • Up and Downlinking for SNG and OB’s.  Booking space segment, registration, frequency clearance, access procedures for transportable stations.
  • Measuring link performance and reliability.



This course is a classroom based course. A more detailed 5 day course that includes practical activities can be provided for customers with access to a working satellite kit. Product specific training relating to satellite links and measurement may also be available on request.


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Knowledge for TV Professionals