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Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, French

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

10%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, French

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Satellites at our service

3 hours to complete
27 videos (Total 94 min), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
27 videos
Learning in six weeks (or more, or less)3m
Introduction1m
The conquest4m
The challenges2m
Conclusion1m
Going further: the Van Allen belt2m
Introduction2m
The first steps3m
Communications capacity2m
Communications satellites today3m
Conclusion1m
Going further: communications capacity (the return)4m
Introduction & strengths of satellites3m
A variety of services10m
Conclusion37s
Going further: positioning in networks2m
Introduction & navigation5m
Observation3m
Conclusion56s
Going further: space exploration4m
Introduction & the market players6m
Economic elements8m
Conclusion1m
Nathalie Font - marketing2m
Remi Lapeyre - spacecraft operations2m
Common thread: Internet by satellite4m
4 readings
Let's start!10m
The course contents in the blink of an eye10m
Getting the most from diverse contents10m
Practicing with the LabVIEW(tm) educational programs10m
8 practice exercises
Warm up quiz6m
Practice quiz, PQ1-14m
Practice quiz, PQ1-24m
Practice quiz, PQ1-34m
Practice quiz, PQ1-46m
Practice quiz, PQ1-54m
Practice quiz, PQ1-66m
Weekly quiz, WQ120m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Satellite and communications

3 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 92 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
21 videos
A matter of links5m
System engineering5m
Laws of a space communication system6m
Conclusion1m
Going further: managing multiple access by terminals5m
Introduction37s
Overview9m
Various types of orbit3m
Relationship between orbit and service9m
Conclusion40s
Going further: Kepler lays down the law4m
Introduction1m
The platform and its subsystems8m
Payload: antennas5m
Payload: repeater4m
Conclusion40s
Going further: repeater for mesh architecture2m
Patricia Iñigo Martinez - system engineering2m
Nicolas Jacquey - payload engineering1m
Common thread: Internet by satellite5m
2 readings
LabVIEW educational program: orbits10m
LabVIEW educational program: satellite position10m
7 practice exercises
Practice quiz, PQ2-16m
Practice quiz, PQ2-26m
Practice quiz, PQ2-36m
Practice quiz, PQ2-46m
Practice quiz, PQ2-56m
Practice quiz, PQ2-66m
Weekly quiz, WQ220m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Digital communications

2 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 56 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
18 videos
Bit rate1m
Bit error rate1m
Conclusion50s
Introduction3m
Bit rate / symbol rate2m
Concept of frequency1m
Bandwidth occupied by the signal3m
Bandwidth / rate relation3m
Carrier transmission2m
Conclusion1m
Introduction51s
Free space propagation6m
Limited bandwidth3m
Noise5m
Conclusion2m
Mohamed Benseddik - regulatory affairs3m
Common thread: Internet by satellite6m
4 readings
Going further: signal digitization10m
Going further: signal shaping10m
LabVIEW educational program: simple signals10m
LabVIEW educational program: baseband modulation10m
4 practice exercises
Practice quiz, PQ3-14m
Practice quiz, PQ3-24m
Practice quiz, PQ3-34m
Weekly quiz, WQ320m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Communication techniques

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 85 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
17 videos
BPSK modulation6m
QPSK modulation8m
QAM modulation9m
PSK modulation5m
Demodulation6m
Bit error rate (BER)6m
Conclusion2m
Introduction1m
Repetition Codes9m
Binary block codes4m
The coding gain2m
The impact of the code efficiency on the BER3m
Conclusion1m
Bouchra Benammar - research and development2m
Mathieu Dervin - research and development2m
Common thread: Internet by satellite8m
4 readings
Going further : I/Q demodulator10m
Going further : APSK modulations10m
LabVIEW educational program: DVB-S2 carrier modulation10m
LabVIEW educational program: signal amplification10m
6 practice exercises
Practice quiz, PQ4-16m
Practice quiz, PQ4-210m
Practice quizz, PQ4-34m
Practice quiz, PQ4-48m
Practice quiz, PQ4-54m
Weekly quiz, WQ420m

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