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ES01 - Basic TV Earth Station Operations (Theory) Course

Aimed at absolute beginners to intermediate level operators (including MCR staff), this two day course will equip participants with the theoretical knowledge to undertake basic operations of a permanent satellite earth station for broadcast TV grade transmission and reception. Pre-requisites: None Duration: 2 days Number of students: 8 maximum Venue: Luton, Beds, UK; or customer premises

Course Syllabus

Day One ● Introduction to satellites Basic history Satellite Orbits (LEO, geostationary & inclined) Types of satellite ● Satellite Configuration Uplink & Downlink frequency bands Polarization Transponders – organization and usage Link Budgets – overview ● System Principles Overview Geostationary satellite movement Antennas and tracking systems Beacon receivers Video & Audio MPEG Encoding DVB Modulation & FEC Upconversion Amplifiers Redundancy systems Phase combiners Link Performance – FEC (Forward Error Correction) and BER (Bit Error Rate Ratio) Monitoring & Communications Day Two ● Working with a Satellite Finding & identifying satellites - carriers, beacons & polarisation Understanding and using a Spectrum Analyzer Uplink operations - Clean carrier, Modulation, FEC Interference – identifying and avoidance

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