Satcoms 2017, London

25 – 28 September 2017 / IET London: Savoy Place As a result of our long-standing partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, IRG will once again be promoting another of its excellent events, the 32nd edition of the Satellite Communications Systems Course (Satcoms). IET Satcoms is the UK’s longest-running course for early-career satellite professionals, and has given hundreds of people a flying start to their careers. The 4-day course is one of the most comprehensive, in-depth trainings on satellite communications available on the market. Its industry-focused projects enable the attendee to put knowledge into practice straight away and is designed to lead them through each topic in a logical and accessible way, bringing new entrants to the industry up to speed with the latest trends. Book now to secure your place or visit the website for more...

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IRG Carrier ID Masterclass at IBC 2017

By this December, an FCC regulatory deadline means broadcasters will be required to include Carrier ID (CID) in all video transmissions Carrier ID is absolutely essential for satellite operators to quickly identify the source of an interfering transmission. The regulation is therefore a serious triumph for those of us working towards eliminating interference. At the same time, we recognise the difficulty of preparing for the deadline; ensuring all equipment is suitable and briefing engineers all takes time and can involve expenditure. That’s why we’ve organised a CID Masterclass at this year’s IBC Show in Amsterdam at 2pm everyday. The aims of the masterclass are to: Outline the importance of adopting Carrier ID for all video transmissions Clarify what exactly the FCC Regulation requires of broadcasters Advise how best to prepare for the deadline One masterclass will be held daily at 2pm (location tbc). If you are interested in attending, please register using the form below. IBC show is always a hive of activity, and the IRG team is looking forward to meeting with all of our industry peers once again. More information surrounding IRG’s activities at the event will be released shortly. For now, if you would like to book a meeting with us at the show, please contact us. See you in Amsterdam! Your Name (required) Company Your Email (required) Phone number IRG Member FullAssociateNo Preferred Masterclass Topic, (you can select more than one). Carrier ID The FCC and Regulation Mitigation Technology Tools and Products Using Machine Learning...

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Satellite Interference Reduction Group Annual Workshop 25th-26th October, Brighton

IRG is once again holding its annual workshop on Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th of October in Brighton, UK. The venue of the hotel has been confirmed as the lovely Brighton Harbour Hotel, of which more information can be found here. Please register using the form below. Your Name (required) Company Your Email (required) Phone number IRG Member FullAssociateNo   What’s the workshop all about? Satellite interference has, at some point, effected most of the industry, including operators, manufacturers and to users. IRG has been championing various methods of reducing this interference, and now new and innovative technologies mean that we may could potentially envisage a world almost entirely free of it. Our 2-day workshop hopes to expand on these technological advancements, offering industry experts’ opinion and advice on the subject of interference as a whole, as well as more specific issues. Keynote topics will include: Carrier ID and how the FCC regulations will affect broadcasters. VSAT interference – have new tools had the desired effect? Big data and machine learning – where will they take us? Past speakers have included Intelsat, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, SES, BBC, Crystal, Integrasys, Kratos and Zodiac Aerospace to name just a few. To see the confirmed line-up for this year’s workshop, see below.   What can you expect from the workshop?  Workshop attendees will be offered an in-depth overview of the tools and technologies available to increase efficiency and solve interference, ranging from geolocation and automation to modem technology. Industry experts will analyse new initiatives currently on the horizon while practical examples and case studies of real-life interference scenarios (from both operators and users) will add to the debate. If you require accommodation for the workshop, please get in touch with us on press@satirg.org and we will be happy to organise this with the hotel on your behalf.   This year’s speakers   Richard Rudd – Principal Consulting Engineer  – Plum Consulting C for conflict or C for collaboration?  At IRG’s Annual Workshop, Richard Rudd of Plum Consulting will discuss the scale of C band interference across satellite and terrestrial systems. The C band is used across both satellite and terrestrial radio systems and the scale of the interference problem is expected to worsen.  In this session, Richard will present recent relevant experience from Plum to inform the debate, & to lay out potential solutions – involving collaboration from all industry players. Read more →   Mark Dickinson – Chairman – The Space Data Association (SDA)  Mitigating the Risk of Collision in Space Recently elected as Chairman of the SDA, Mark Dickinson is also Vice President of Satellite Operations at Inmarsat.At the workshop, Mark will be considering the rising risk of collision in space and the importance...

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