Specific knowledge and skills for crew responsible for operating and monitoring a Cobham SeaTel '09 series marine VSAT terminal at sea.
Necessary knowledge and skills for technicians responsible for operating and monitoring a SeaTel 09 VSAT terminal at sea. (i.e., is equipped with a DAC 2202 or similar control unit). Note: Choose GVF 562-IMA if you are operating an IMA-series terminal (i.e. is equipped with an MXP control unit).
Animation and simulator-based interactivity are used throughout the course to explain critical skills and concepts.
Why should VSAT operators be trained?Marine VSAT terminals offer global broadband coverage to ships at sea. But for maximum up-time, crew members must be able to perform critical ongoing operational tasks after the installation technician has departed.
Audience:This course is ideal for all radio operators, IT technicians, or other crew members who are responsible for operating and monitoring a SeaTel 09 VSAT terminal system while underway, as well as field engineers who will be continuing on to the GVF 503E series courses for installatin and maintenance.
Certification:Students who successfully complete this course are awarded the GVF Marine Satcom Operator: Sea Tel Specialist Certification.
Reference materials included:Students may download and keep the exclusive SatProf SeaTel ’09 series troubleshooting flowchart for operators.
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.
Learning page explaining the major components of the SeaTel system.
Learning page with animated explanation of the satellite acquisition process.
Learning page guiding the learner through terminal shut down and power up.
- Know the components of the terminal.
- Know how the antenna stabilizes by moving on its axes. Understand terminal operation including targeting, searching, tracking.
- Be able to interpret front panel displays and control unit and modem LED’s for normal operation or faults.
- Know how to systematically check the complete system for healthy operation.
- Be able to determine if an outage is transient due to rain fade or blockage, or due to an equipment failure.
- Know how to re-synchronize the system with the ship’s compass if necessary after a power outage.
- Be able to verify that the system re-acquires the satellite after a power outage.
- Understand how automatic beam switching operates, if equipped.
- Be able to manually change to a different satellite, if authorized.
- Be able to perform prescribed periodic inspections and preventive maintenance.
- Make minor repairs.
- Perform basic troubleshooting.
- Understand when it is necessary to call for a service technician.