Clearly, since satellites operate in space, earth stations must be able to communicate with them, and they must be able to communicate with earth stations. Without this ability to communicate, the satellite would be of no practical use to scientists and engineers.
Similarly, people must be able to communicate with each other on earth. Telephone communications generally occur with cell phones that use land-based towers to transmit and receive data. When we need to communicate from a remote location like the middle of the desert or the middle of the ocean, there will likely be no towers to support these communications; we must rely on satellite phones to relay data through satellites. Again, there must be a way to communicate with the satellites, and then between satellites.
Satellite Communications are essential in today’s world, and a working knowledge of Satellite Communications is essential to any engineer working in this field. ATI is offering a course Satellite Communications Design and Engineering in November, and again in February, to teach you what you need to know. This three-day course is designed as a practical course for practicing engineers, and is intended for communications engineers, spacecraft engineers, managers and technical professionals who want both the “big picture” and a fundamental understanding of satellite communications. You can learn more about the course, and register for it at the link found above.
And, as always, if you want to see the full set of courses offered at ATI, please visit us at www.aticourses.com.