SINGLE CHANNEL SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Critical Task: 01-5768.07-0002
In this lesson, you will learn the single channel satellite system.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of single channel satellite communications systems, to
include planning considerations, systems description, deployment and employment, and
configuration. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the planning and control of tactical
satellite (TACSAT) systems, the space segment, electronic countermeasures (ECCM) and
antijamming techniques, and transmission techniques.
Given lesson material, paper, pencil, and without supervision.
Demonstrate competency of task, skills, and knowledge of the material presented by
responding to 70 percent of the test questions covering satellite communications.
This lesson will give you the basic knowledge on the operation, purpose, and characteristics of single channel
satellite systems. It will cover such areas like deployment, system configuration, and employment. As a signal
officer dealing with satellites, these areas are very important for you to know.
LEARNING EVENT 1: SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
1. Manpack single-channel TCSAT terminals provide reliable, highly portable communications. They have
minimum setup and teardown time and satisfy a need for extended distance communications.