OVERVIEW AND CAPABILITIES OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
Critical Task: 01-5768.07-0002
In this lesson, you will gain a basic knowledge of the different satellite systems.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of satellite communications systems to
include definitions and terms peculiar to satellite communications; the development and
purpose of various satellite communications projects; the application of satellites to future
military communications systems; effects of channel capacity, bandwidth, transmission path,
conventional and satellite communications systems.
You will be given lesson material, pencil, and paper.
Demonstrate competency of the task, skills, and knowledge of the material presented by
responding to 70 percent of the test questions covering satellite communications, without
Satellite communications has become a well-established and reliable communications technique. Progress on
satellite communications has advanced at a faster rate than the most optimistic forecaster had predicted. As the
numbers of operational satellites increase, so will the need for knowledgeable personnel. The emphasis placed
on the personnel associated with satellite communications will be shifted from research and development to
operation, maintenance, and management.
Personnel associated with satellite communications must become acquainted with the capabilities and the
limitations of the equipment used in satellite communications. This subcourse is designed to help you to
understand the capabilities and limitations of satellite communications.