A wide-ranging technical overview of the operating principles of SES Networks’ O3b MEO constellation and services.
This course covers, in detail, the operating principles of SES's O3b network, including O3b network configuration, satellite constellation, beam configuration and management, ground equipment, and network and system management.
Approvals required:Very important: By agreement with SES, before GVF may grant access to online training course O3b 732, each student must be approved by SES. Approval is normally granted ONLY to students who are from existing SES customers, potential customers, service partner companies, SES employees, or current or potential SES contractors.
Note: If you are an SES employee you will automatically be approved for the course. If you are not an SES employee and are unsure if you will be approved by SES Networks for this course, we recommend you apply for approval and receive your confirmation email prior to paying your tuition fee; if you are not approved, your fee can be refunded only as GVF tuition credit.
Audience:This course is intended for SES staff, selected customers, and other specially approved students only. Prior approval from SES is required for enrollment.
Prerequisites:GVF500 Introduction to Satellite Communications and GVF520 Satcom Fundamentals (recommended).
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.
Tests:Each lesson contains a mandatory quiz; some lessons may also contain simulator-based skill assessments. All pages must be viewed and all quizzes and simulator tests must be passed in order to complete the course.
The signal handover process from one MEO satellite to the next is explained in detail.
The relationships between transponders, beams, footprints, coverage zones, and polarizations are explained in detail.
The tailored monitoring portal that SES Networks provides to each customer is explained in detail.