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Satellite services are widely used by the commercial sector and the military. Reliance on detecting minute signals in a fog of radio frequency  interference, either unintended or deliberate, is a concern to maintaining assured and reliable communications links to all. This Masterclass describes the technology and tools used to mitigate interference through commercial sector initiatives and explore how interference is managed and reduced. Presenters from the IRG, SAT Corporation and Newtec will look at the challenges posed by this important issue, identify current and potential solutions, describe what is being done within the satellite community to ensure that robust satellite communications can be sustained as services rapidly expand.

Key benefits to this masterclass are:

  • You will gain a better understanding of the key causes of interference
  • You will understand how the external environment can impact operations and cause satellite interference
  • You will gain knowledge of the tools and technology available for mitigating satellite interference
  • You will gain a better understanding of the current global initiatives for satellite interference mitigation

Masterclass programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Introduction to presentation team and masterclass

Martin Coleman

Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group

13:35 Setting the Scene: Interference in context

Martin Coleman

Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group

  • Reliability of satellite systems compared to other delivery media
  • How the external environment affects the availability of satellite communications systems
  • Space debris (SDA)
  • Weather (space and terrestrial)
  • Interference (unintentional and intentional)
  • How big a problem is interference?
  • The Statistics!
  • 13:45 The Interference Problem

    Martin Coleman

    Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group

  • Key causes of interference
  • The congested electromagnetic environment
  • Poor installation/design
  • The proliferation of small mobile terminals
  • Deliberate jamming
  • Different ways interference affects satellite communications systems
  • Degradation
  • Denial
  • 14:00 Geolocation

    Robert Rideout

    Robert Rideout, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Sat Corporation

  • Geolocation tutorial – how it works
  • Geolocation standards and procedures
  • 14:45 Coffee Break

    15:00 Carrier ID

  • How it works
  • Detection
  • Implementation
  • Thomas Van Den Driessche

    Thomas Van Den Driessche, CCO, Newtec

    Martin Coleman

    Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group

    Robert Rideout

    Robert Rideout, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Sat Corporation

    16:00 Coffee Break

    16:15 VSAT Networks the next big issue!

    Thomas Van Den Driessche

    Thomas Van Den Driessche, CCO, Newtec

  • The Statistics
  • The Causes
  • Proposed Solutions
  • The next steps
  • 17:00 Summary and conclusions

    Martin Coleman

    Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group

    Robert Rideout

    Robert Rideout, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Sat Corporation

    Thomas Van Den Driessche

    Thomas Van Den Driessche, CCO, Newtec

    17:30 Close of Masterclass

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