30 September 1998
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---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 07:35:08 -0400 From: AFCEA Professional Development Center <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: c4i-pro AFCEA Training: Military Satellite Communications AFCEA Course 102AJ Military Satellite Communications November 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1998 This course is Classified SECRET. CEU=2.8 Fees: Government Personnel $990 Industry $1,395 Location: AFCEA International Headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia Satellite communications dominate current and planned military and government communications systems. This course provides an in-depth understanding of current and future military satellite communications. The military requirements and threat are developed. The communication aspects of the system (e.g. modulation, coding, and multiple-access) are emphasized and the key problems of communicating in a jamming and/or nuclear environment are presented. All of the current and future military and commercial satellite systems are described. The topics provide a comprehensive perspective of satellite communications for military applications. The course is evenly balanced between general principles and discussions of specific systems. The course will include demonstrations of various satellite communications equipment. OBJECTIVE This course describes the fundamental aspects of satellite communication systems engineering with emphasis on the description of current and projected satellite networks for military usage. WHO SHOULD ATTEND The course is designed for military communications systems planners, engineers, managers, operators, system analysts, and decision makers who need a thorough understanding of military satellite communications systems design. A general background in communications is recommended. COURSE OUTLINE: Military Satellite Communications Overview of Satellite Communications Basic Principles of Satellite Communications. Orbits. Frequencies. Model of Satellite Communications Systems. Systems Elements (terminals, spacecraft, channel)and their interrelation. EIRP, G/T. Link Equations. The Communications System Relationship of C/N or Eb/No to Maximum Data Rate or Voice Quality for Various Modulation Schemes Digital Modulation: e.g. BPSK, QPSK, MFSK Performance in Additive White Gaussian Noise Channels and Rayleigh Fading Channels Error Control: Coding and Encoding Techniques, FEC Techniques, Viterbi Decoding, Interleaving Multiple Access: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA Communications Satellites Spacecraft and Payload Design Launch Vehicle Considerations Satellite Terminals General Earth Station Description, Antennas, Feeds, Waveguides, Mounts and Pointing Schemes, Up and Down Converters, High Power Amplifiers (HPA), Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA), Radomes, Examples of Existing and Planned Military UHF, SHF, EHF, and Commercial Terminals. Performance in a Jamming Environment The Jamming Threat: Power vs. Frequency, Technology Projections Jamming Strategies: Wideband Noise, Partial Band, Tone Jamming, Frequency Following Model of Channel with Jamming Anti-Jam Techniques (i) Spread Spectrum Techniques; Pseudo-Noise, Frequency Hopping; Performance, (ii) Antenna Nulling; Principles, Capabilities, (iii) On-Board Processing Performance in Nuclear Environment Description of Nuclear Environment. Nuclear Effects on Propagation; Absorption, Amplitude and Phase Scintillation; Rayleigh Channel Model, Decorrelation Time and Frequency-Selective Bandwidth. Mitigation Techniques; Diversity, Coding, Interleaving. Performance of Pseudo-Noise and Frequency-Hopping Schemes. Current Military Satellite Systems Current MILSATCOM Architecture Defense Satellite Communication System; DSCS III AFSATCOM System FLTSATCOM and UFO System MILSTAR I GBS Future Military Satellite Systems Future MILSATCOM Architecture MILSTAR II System and Advanced EHF SHF Replenishment Commercial Satellite Systems Domestic and Regional Satellites INTELSAT, INMARSAT DOD Use of Commercial Satellite Systems Future Commercial Systems: IRIDIUM, GLOBALSTAR Lessons Learned Operation Just Cause Desert Storm Bosnia Lecturers Dr. Harry L. Van Trees Course Coordinator and Lecturer Dr. Harry L. Van Trees is Distinguished Professor of Information Technology, Electrical, and Systems Engineering and Director of Center of Excellence in C3I at George Mason University. He was previously President of M/A-COM Government Systems. Prior to that he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I) and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I). Previous experience includes Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force; Assistant Vice President, Advanced Systems, Communications Satellite Corporation; Associate Director and Chief Scientist, Defense Communications Agency and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of the classic three volume set, "Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory" and editor of the IEEE Press book on "Satellite Communications." Dr. Stephen D. Huffman is Chief Engineer with the MITRE Corporation, Information Systems and Technology Division. Dr. Heywood Paul has more than 25 years of experience in communications systems design and analysis. He is Chief Scientist of SAIC Information Technology Group supporting DISAs Center for Systems Engineering on design and development of DSCS and future SHF MILSATCOM. Mr. Mitchell Leachman is leader of the Military Satellite Communications Systems Team at ANSER. He has been performing SATCOM system analyses, especially with the Milstar system, since 1991. Mr. James A. Mazzei is a Consultant, Booz, Allen & Hamilton in the areas of satellite communications, terminals and commercial satellites. He has over 30 years experience with military earth stations, satellite operations, programs, and test evaluation. Mr. Michael Witteried is a Senior Engineer with Marshall Associates. He has over 20 years experience in the satellite area. Officers and senior civilians from the various government organizations will also participate. To register: www.afcea.org and scroll down and click on courses, then Course Registration. Download the Clearance form and have it completed by your security officer and appropriate supervisor and fax to 703/631-6172. Or call the AFCEA Professional Development Center at 703/631-6135 or 6137.