Specific knowledge and skills for crew responsible for operating and monitoring Intellian v100 and similar marine VSAT terminals at sea.
In this course, you will learn fundamental aspects of operation and at-sea maintenance and troubleshooting of the Intellian stabilized Ku/Ka marine antennas, including the v60, v60G, v80G, v100 and v100GX (in Ku-band mode) systems, with the v100 used for detailed examples. General operation and problem solving concepts covered in the course also apply to the v240K, v240C, and v240M antennas.
Topics covered include hardware components of the Intellian v100 VSAT terminal, principles of operation of the terminal, startup and shutdown procedures, using the front panel operating controls, satellite modem operation, operator‐level troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance. 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 Intellian model v100 and similar Intellian Ku/Ka VSAT terminals while underway.
Certification:Students who successfully complete this course are awarded the Marine Satcom Professional: Intellian Specialist Certification.
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.
- Know the components of the terminal.
- Understand how the antenna stabilizes by moving on its axes.
- Understand terminal operation including targeting, searching, and tracking.
- Be able to interpret front panel displays, control unit,and modem LEDs 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 is due to equipment failure.
- Know how to recover from a power outage and 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.
- Perform basic troubleshooting.
- Understand when it is necessary to call for a service technician.