Satellite Communications | Advanced


This five-day course (which incorporates our Satellite Communications | Overview and Satellite Communications | Intermediate short courses as the first three days) provides participants with a detailed understanding of, and practice in, the issues associated with the design and provision of modern satellite communications systems.

Familiarity with communications fundamentals is assumed as background knowledge for the course. Attendance at our Basic Communications Principles course is recommended for those who want to gain an understanding of the underlying communications principles before attending this course. Some basic mathematics and calculator skills are also required.

Duration: 5 days

Delivery mode: Online

What you will receive

Affiliated courses: Satellite Communications | Overview (1 day) & Satellite Communications | Intermediate (3 days)

*pending final results 


Anyone requiring a solid understanding and practice of the basic principles underpinning modern satellite communications systems; project technical staff; systems engineers; engineers seeking technology refresh.


Day 1

Satellite Communications | Overview course (refer to program details)

Days 2–3

Satellite Communications | Intermediate course (refer to program details)

Day 4 - 5

Orbit and Look Angle Calculations

Propagation Calculations

Antenna Calculations

Link Budget and Back-off Calculations

Comparison of Example Systems

Mike Ryan


Professor Mike Ryan holds BE, MEngSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in electrical and ITEE colleges, a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and a Fellow of the Institute of Management and Leadership (FIML). Since 1981, he has held a number of positions in communications and systems engineering and in management and project management. Since 1998, he has been with the University of New South Wales, at the Australian Defence Force Academy where he is currently the Director of the Capability Systems Centre. His research and teaching interests are in communications and information systems, requirements engineering, systems engineering, project management, and technology management. He is the Editor-in-Chief of an international journal, and is a co-chair of the Requirements Working Group INCOSE. He is the author or co-author of twelve books, three book chapters, and over 200 technical papers and reports.



30 November 2020 - 4 December 2020