Satellite Communications and Applications:

An Overview

This course is intended as a non-mathematical overview course and is suitable for both technical and non-technical personnel working in the Satellite or Telecomms industry who wish to have an overview of modern satellite comms and its applications. This is a systems level course and will not include design.

The course is headed by Professor Barry Evans and involves leading presenters from both the University and industry. The course will cover:


THE LECTURERS

Professor Barry Evans

Professor Barry Evans is Director of the Centre for Communication Systems Research. With research interests in a wide range of mobile & satellite communications including LEO/MEO/HEO studies, speech coding, modulation and on-board processing. Professor Evans has an established world wide reputation in his field. He is editor of the IEE book "Satellite Communications" as well as the International Journal of Satellite Communications.

Professor Rahim, Tafazolli

Professor Rahim Tafazolli is Head of CCSR's "Mobile Satellite Communications Research" Group with specific interests in third generation digital land mobile communication systems, radio sub-systems, protocol modelling and the role of satellites in personal communication networks.

Mr Peter Barnett, Tandberg Television

Peter Barnett from TANDBERG Television, on Digital Video Broadcasting for Satellite.  Peter Barnett is responsible for satellite business development at TANDBERG Television, a leading developer and supplier of digital
television broadcasting systems.

Mr Peter Shelswell, BBC Research and Development

For many years Peter was the Research Manager leading the research work into Digital Audio Broadacasting in the BBC. He is a regular contributor to the University of Surrey's 5-day intensive Satellite Communications course which takes place in March or April each year.
Mr Mike Fitch, British Telecom

CV to follow

Lyn Dutton, Thales

CV to follow


PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE
 
 Day 1
 Day 2 Day 2
09:00-10:00

10:15-11:15

Introduction and Overview 09:00-10:15 Digital TV
  Professor Barry Evans   Mr Peter Barnett
11:30-13:00 Military Satcoms overview 10:45-12:00 Digital Radio
  tba   Mr Peter Shelswell, BBC R&D
13:00-14:00 Lunch 12:00-13:00  Lunch
14:00-15:30 Mobile satellite overview 13:00-14:30 Networks/Broadband
  Professor Rahim Tafazolli   Mr Mike Fitch, BT
15:45-17:15 Navigation/Positioning 15:00-16:15 VSAT/Business
  Mr Lyn Dutton - Thales   tba
    16:30-17:30 Future Prospects
      Professor Barry Evans

 
 

REGISTRATION

Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes
Enquiries should be addressed to: Barbara Steel, Course Co-ordinator    Tel: +44(0)1483 686040
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