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World or Multi-Regional
Training topics
  • Satellite Communications
Training type
Online instructor led
Languages
  • English
Event organizer
Digital Bridge Institute (DBI)
Event mail contact
pougwoke@dbi.edu.ng
Tutors
  • Israel Baiye
  • Abubakar Abdulsalam
  • Ayodeji Idris
  • Francis Idachaba
Coordinators
  • Paulinus Okechukwu UGWOKE
  • Chukwuemeka Ejiofor
Price
$150.00
Course level

Advanced

Description

This comprehensive training program aims to equip participants with in-depth knowledge of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communication satellites and their diverse applications in the rapidly evolving digital economy. The role of LEO communication satellites has become increasingly pivotal, ushering in a new era in the digital economy. These satellites, orbiting at lower altitudes than their geostationary counterparts, offer many advantages that are reshaping the way we connect, communicate, and conduct business. Their proximity to Earth results in lower latency and enhanced data transfer speeds, making them particularly suitable for applications demanding real-time connectivity. The participants will gain insights into the technical aspects, deployment strategies, and practical applications of LEO satellites in driving digital transformation across various sectors. An integral aspect of the course is the exploration of LEO satellite applications in the digital economy. From providing connectivity solutions in remote areas to supporting Internet of Things (IoT) devices and delivering broadband services, LEO satellites play a pivotal role in fostering economic development and br idging digital divides. The participants will delve into the regulatory and policy frameworks governing satellite communication, including spectrum allocation and licensing. The course also addresses the critical issue of security, exploring measures to safeguard satellite systems from potential threats and cyber-attacks. As technology continues to advance, the course anticipates and analyzes future trends in LEO satellite technology. From next-generation satellites to integration with 5G networks, the participants will gain a forward-looking perspective on the evolving landscape of satellite communication.

The training is aimed at the following professionals  

  • Telecommunication Professionals 
  • Satellite Engineers and Technicians 
  • Policy Makers in Telecommunication and Space Industry 
  • IoT Solution Providers 
  • Broadband Service Providers 
  • Researchers and Academicians in Satellite Communication 
  • Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Digital Economy 
  • Government Officials Involved in Telecommunication Regulation 

This course is an advanced course; therefore, it requires an intermediate industrial knowledge on Communication Satellites.  

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:  

  • explain satellite orbits and their relevance in modern communication. 
  • describe the principles of LEO communication satellites. 
  • demonstrate an understanding of LEO Satellite constellations, licensing, and regulatory considerations. 
  • summarize key characteristics for satellite launch and deployment including system health monitoring and control. 
  • describe LEO Satellite Networking and the associated Communication Protocols 
  • explain the different applications of LEO satellites in the digital economy, including connectivity solutions, IoT integration, broadband services, etc. 
  • describe the regulatory landscape and policy considerations governing LEO satellite deployment. 
  • analyze insights into emerging trends, future developments, and the potential impact of LEO satellites on the digital economy. 
  • explain practical application, ethical and social implication of LEO satellite in real life scenarios. 

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The course (2 weeks duration) study method involves the following:   

  • Course Materials: The relevant course material (Presentations) and pre-recorded video is made available on the ITU Academy learning portal at the beginning of the course to facilitate self-study. Each week is based on 2 hours of lectures-presentations per week.  
  • Online Discussion Forums: discussion forums are organized weekly at the ITU Academy based on discussions topics and case studies. Students are highly encouraged to participate and interact with instructors and other students (e.g., forum participation, Moodle messenger, etc.).  
  • Chat Sessions: weekly live chat sessions via Zoom platform (2pm CEST) with the students to facilitate questions about the material covered for the week and the assignments.  The dates for the live chat session(s) will be communicated to participants on the first day of the course. 
  • Quizzes: One mandatory online quiz (i.e., multiple choice questions) at the end of each week.  
  • Assignment. A downloadable Word document Template is provided for submission case study research assignment on the ITU Academy. 

The participants will be evaluated according to their substantive posts on the discussion forum, active participation in the online chat sessions, and other course activities, reflecting both the quantity and quality of time spent on the course. Two quizzes at the end of the two weeks (i.e., week 1 and week 2), and one Individual Assignment to be submitted and graded. Templates outlining the format for the assignment submission will be provided via the ITU Academy platform. Each quiz will be multiple choices questions suitable for evaluation of course participants through the ITU Academy platform. The maximum grade for the course will be 100 points. The evaluation details and criteria for earning certificates are as follows. 

A total score of 70% and above is required to obtain the ITU course completion certificate, through the following evaluation parameters: 

 

  • Two quizzes (20% per quiz) 40% 
  • Individual Assignment 40% 
  • Two Chat Sessions 10% 
  • Two Discussion Forums 10% 

 

Week 1/ Module 1 

Introduction to Low Earth Orbit Satellites 

  • Overview of Satellite Orbits: LEO, MEO, and GEO 
  • Historical Evolution of LEO Satellites 
  • Importance of LEO Satellites in Modern Communication 
  • Satellite System Architecture Overview 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • list and describe different kinds of satellites including LEO, MEO, and GEO. 
  • list the importance of LEO Satellites in Modern Communication 
  • describe the Satellite System Architecture with the components. 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 1  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable)  
  • NB: need to pay attention to the course announcements on participants panel and email, more especially live zoom sessions (dates will be communicated on day 1 of each week). 

 

Week 1/ Module 2 

Basics of Satellite Communication 

  • Principles of Satellite Communication 
  • Frequency Bands and Spectrum Allocation 
  • Satellite Link Design and Parameters 
  • Antenna Systems for LEO Satellites 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • describe and demonstrate Satellite Communication  
  • list and describe the Frequency Bands and Spectrum Allocation 
  • describe the Satellite Link Design and Parameters 
  • describe the Antenna Systems for LEO Satellites 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 2  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Attend a live zoom session (dates will be communicated on day 1 of each week). 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 

 

Week 1/ Module 3 

LEO Satellite Constellations 

  • Understanding LEO Satellite Constellations 
  • Advantages and Challenges of LEO Constellations 
  • Case Studies: Successful LEO Satellite Constellations 
  • Regulatory and Licensing Considerations 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • explain the LEO Satellite Constellations  
  • list the Advantages and Challenges of LEO Constellations 
  • describe lessons learnt from Successful LEO Satellite Constellations 
  • describe the Regulatory and Licensing Considerations 

  Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 3  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 
  • Datasheet evaluation and Workbook (case studies) 

 

Week 1/ Module 4 

Satellite Launch and Deployment 

  • Satellite Launch Vehicles and Providers 
  • Deployment Techniques for LEO Satellites 
  • Satellite Health Monitoring and Control 
  • Case Studies: Satellite Launch Successes and Failures 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • list and describe the Satellite Launch Vehicles and Providers 
  • explain the Deployment Techniques for LEO Satellites 
  • describe the Satellite Health Monitoring and Control. 
  • Share the satellite launch successes and failures 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 4  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 
  • Datasheet evaluation and Workbook (case studies) 
  • Complete a self-test quiz of Week 1 till Friday 

 

Week 1/ Module 5 

LEO Satellite Networking and Protocols 

  • Inter-satellite Communication Networks 
  • Satellite Internet Protocols 
  • Routing and Data Transfer in LEO Satellite Networks 
  • Security Considerations in LEO Satellite Communications 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • describe and demonstrate the workings of Inter-satellite Communication Networks. 
  • list and describe Satellite Internet Protocols 
  • explain the Routing and Data Transfer in LEO Satellite Networks 
  • describe Security Considerations in LEO Satellite Communications 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 5  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 
  • Datasheet evaluation and Workbook (case studies) 
  • Complete a self-test quiz of Week 1 till Friday 

 

Week 2/ Module 6 

Applications in Digital Economy - Part 1 

  • LEO Satellites in Broadband Internet Services 
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity via Satellites 
  • Enhancing Mobile Communication with LEO Satellites 
  • Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring Applications 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • explain the applications of LEO satellites in Broadband Internet Services, Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity, Enhancing Mobile Communication, Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring, etc. 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 6  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 

 

Week 2/ Module 7 

Applications in Digital Economy - Part 2 

  • Remote Sensing and Earth Observation 
  • Disaster Response and Management 
  • Smart Cities and Infrastructure Monitoring 
  • Financial Services and Digital Inclusion through LEO Satellites 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • explain the applications of LEO satellites in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation, Disaster Response and Management, Financial Services, Smart Cities and Infrastructure Monitoring, etc. 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 7  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 

 

Week 2/ Module 8 

Regulatory Framework and Policy Landscape 

  • International Regulatory Bodies for Satellite Communication 
  • National Licensing and Compliance 
  • Spectrum Management for LEO Satellite Systems 
  • Space Debris Mitigation and Sustainability 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • list and describe International Regulatory Bodies for Satellite Communication 
  • explain National Licensing and Compliance 
  • explain the Spectrum Management for LEO Satellite Systems 
  • explain how to manage Space Debris Mitigation and Sustainability. 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 8 
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 

 

Week 2/ Module 9 

Future Trends and Emerging Technologies 

  • Next-Generation LEO Satellites and Emerging Technologies 
  • Integration with 5G and Beyond 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Satellite Operations 
  • Quantum Communication and Satellite Networks 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • explain the Next-Generation LEO Satellites and Emerging Technologies 
  • explain the Integration with 5G and Beyond to LEO Satellite Systems 
  • explain Quantum Communication and Satellite Networks

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 9 
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 
  • Complete a self-test quiz of Week 2 till Friday 

 

Week 2/ Module 10 

Case Studies and Practical Application

  • Real-world Case Studies of LEO Satellite Deployments 
  • Group Projects: Designing a LEO Satellite System for a Specific Application 
  • Ethical and Social Implications of LEO Satellite Technology 
  • Final Assessment and Certificates Distribution 

 

Key learning points 

The participants should be able to:  

  • explain the Real-world Case Studies of LEO Satellite Deployments 
  • present the Group Projects in Designing a LEO Satellite System for a Specific Application 
  • participate in Final Assessment and Certificates Distribution. 

Training activities details 

  • Reading of the PDF slides uploaded in the course page for module 10  
  • Post their questions or ideas to the discussion forum. 
  • Watch recorded and uploaded videos (if applicable) 
  • Complete a self-test quiz of Week 2 till Friday. 

 

Week 2 Quiz 

Individual Assignment 

The participants should be able to:  

  • attend the Final Quiz 
  • Do individual assignment using Microsoft word template uploaded on the platform of the course

 

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