Satellite Communications Design and Engineering
$2090 per person
This three-day course is designed as a practical course for practicing engineers, and is intended for communications engineers, spacecraft engineers, managers and technical professionals who want both the "big picture" and a fundamental understanding of satellite communications. The course is technically oriented and includes examples from real-world satellite communications systems. It will enable participants to understand the key drivers in satellite link design and to perform their own satellite link budget calculations. The course will especially appeal to those whose objective is to develop quantitative computational skills in addition to obtaining a qualitative familiarity with the basic concepts.
Chris DeBoy leads the RF Engineering Group in the Space department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and is a member of APL’s Principal Professional Staff. He has over 25 years of experience in satellite communications, from systems engineering (he is the lead RF communications engineer for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto) to flight hardware design for both low- Earth orbit and deep-space missions. He holds a BSEE from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins, and teaches the satellite communications course for the Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Mark Plett has 20 years experience developing Communications Systems. He has worked at several telecommunications start-ups as well as the DoD, and Microsoft. Most recently, Dr. Plett works at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) where he has spent the last 10 years developing software-defined radios for a variety of DoD applications. Dr. Plett was the Principal Investigator for the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Grand Challenge (SC2). For SC2, Dr. Plett oversaw the development of the world's largest Wireless Emulation Environment composed of over 256 software-defined radios. He is active in the open source SDR community and has contributed source code to the GNURadio project. Dr. Plett received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1999 and his Ph.D. in Electro-physics from the University of Maryland in 2007. Dr. Plett is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland.
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