Introduction to the CPI's NGC family of antenna controllers, and the knowledge and skills required for technicans with NGC "Monitor" level access.
The ASC Next Generation Controller provides a single solution for antenna manual control and automatic tracking, as well as control of antenna environmental systems and redundant RF equipment. This course presents an introduction to the NGC family and the knowledge and skills required for technicans with NGC "Monitor" level access, responsible for monitoring the status of an NGC-controlled earth station. You will study how to monitor system status, diagnose faults and determine tracking status of the NGC system.
Audience:NOC technicians responsible for monitoring NGC-controlled motorized antennas. Techs and engineers who will be contininuing with higher level NGC training courses.
Prerequisites:Recommended: GVF 530+531+532
Delivery:Animated & interactive HTML/Flash, self-paced, on-line format. Requires Internet access while studying the course material. High speed access is preferred but is NOT required. Student's computer must have a current browser and the current version of the Adobe Flash player (free) installed.
Learn how to navigate the touch screen panel to access faults, view diagnostic screens, and completely configure your system.
Learn tracking basics, how to determine if the NGC system is tracking properly, and how to configure the system for your target satellites.
Learn about sidelobes and the correct way to point your antenna. Practice finding a satellite and pointing using the online simulator!