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35th Satellite Communications Systems Course

7 - 11 September 2020 | 99 City Road Conference Centre, London

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The IET Satcoms course delegates receive one of the most thorough technical groundings of the satellite communications engineering available on the market. Satcoms has been the leading "industry standard" satellite training course for more than 30 years.

Delegates should leave the course with a knowledge and understanding of:

  • Modulation, coding & satellite access techniques
  • Link budget planning
  • VSAT architectures
  • Spacecraft, payload, earth station engineering, design and operations
  • Applications: TCP/IP

The lecture sessions are complemented by a choice of industry-focussed project exercises. You will be able to choose your preference upon registration.

Project A

Payload design
Project presenter: Daryl Jones, Airbus Defence and Space

The project explores the outline design of a satellite communications payload with a simple transponder and the spacecraft antennas.

The exercise is to choose suitable configurations to meet the specification, including mass, gain, G/T, EIRP, linearity, and reliability.


Project B

Earth station design
Project presenter: David Bookham, BDE Space

The task is to design the complete SHF/IF chains of a Ku-Band Satellite earth station.

A variety of technical specifications of equipment, including antennas, will be provided from which the combination can be selected and the station designed.


* The IET reserves the right to withdraw particular projects if there is insufficient demand.


Member - £1999
Member - £2250
Student - £1000
Military/Government - £1250

One day Module rate
Member - £400
Non-member - £450
Student - £250
Military/Government - £350