Satellite Communications

This popular and intensive course will provide you 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.

Venue

University of Surrey

Dates

20-24 April 2020

Number of days

Five weekdays

Hours of study

9am - 6:30pm

Course overview

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

Over the past years, delegates have benefited from the project groups and working in these groups. The project presentations on the last day are always one of the course highlights!

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for engineers practising within the satellite communications field or for those in allied fields requiring an update in this area. Discounts are given for IET and IEEE members and the Military (proof of membership needed).

Course details

Please note that we reserve the right to alter the syllabus. Any major changes will be notified to delegates before the course starts.

On successful completion of this course, you will have knowledge of:

  • Link budgets and planning
  • Modulation, coding and 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 you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the field. Consequently you will be better placed to apply your knowledge to the workplace.

Monday

9am - 10:30am

Review of satellite systems: State of the art today
Professor B G Evans

10:30am - 11am Break
11am - 12:30pm

System planning and link budgets part I
Professor B G Evans

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3pm

Modulation and modems in satellite comms
Dr Benga Awoseyila​​​​​

3pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5pm

Basic coding for satellite communications
Dr Benga Awoseyila

5pm - 5:30pm Break
5:30pm - 6:45pm

Introduction to team projects
Professor Barry Evans and Dr Benga Awoseyila

Tuesday

9am - 10:30am

System planning and link budgets part II
Professor B G Evans

10:30am - 11am Break
11am - 12:30pm

Service provisioning and quality for digital systems
Professor B G Evans

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3pm

Multiple access
Dr Benga Awoseyila

3pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5pm

Advanced air interfaces for sat comms
Dr Benga Awoseyila

5pm - 5:15pm Break
5:15pm - 5:30pm

Team projects
Professor Barry Evans and Dr Benga Awoseyila

Wednesday

9am - 10:30am

Introduction to satellite networking
Professor Zhili Sun

10:30am - 11am Break
11am - 12:30pm

Earth station engineering
John Miller, Vodafone

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3pm

Payload engineering
Daryl Jones, Airbus Defence and Space

3pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5pm

VSat and BB access (inc RCS2)
Dr Simon Watts

5pm - 5:15pm Break
5:15pm - 5:30pm

Team projects
Professor Barry Evans and Dr Benga Awoseyila

Thursday

9am - 10:30am

High through input satellites
Professor B G Evans

10:30am - 11am Break
11am - 12:30pm

Mobile satellite systems
Dr Ammar Khan, Inmarsat

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3pm

Digital video applications
Mike Walsh, Methera Global

3pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5pm

Regulation for sat comms
Mark Posen, RPC

5pm - 5:15pm Break
5:15pm - 5:30pm

Team projects
Professor Barry Evans

7:30pm Course dinner

Friday

9am - 10:30am

Project presentations
Professor Barry Evans and Dr Paul Thompson

10:30am - 11am Break
11am - 12:30pm

Military satellite systems
Dr Phil Wade

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Small satellite technology and SSTL
Dr Alex Da Silva Curiel

2:15pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 3:30pm

Future of satellite communications
Professor Barry Evans

3:30pm End

Fees

Price per person includes lunch, refreshments and course notes which will be provided on USB sticks and on Dropbox:

Non IET members

£1950 Standard Rate

£1850 Early Bird rate for registrations with payment made before 20 March 2020

IET Members (proof of membership needed)

£1950 Standard Rate

£1750 Early Bird rate for registrations with payment made before 20 March 2020

How to apply

Payment can be accepted by purchase order, credit card or bank transfer on our online store, which will be available soon.

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment.

Payments will be accepted subject to availability. If making payment by credit card, please forward the transaction receipt by email to Barbara Steel.

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Terms and conditions

  • Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35 per cent of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 65 per cent of the full fee.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds.
  • If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made.
  • The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event. In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged. Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040.
  • Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received.
  • Substitutions from the same company may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager.
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged.
  • Registrations cannot be accepted without a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.
  • Proof of payment.
  • Registrations must come with a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH