|Introduction to Satellite Communications (SATCOM)|
Introduction to Satellite Communications (SATCOM)July 15, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
Whether at home making an overseas call, receiving the latest digital weather report on your personal boat or aircraft, tracking a FedEx package delivery time, watching a live sports broadcast from across the globe, or in enemy territory receiving tactical EW data in support of a mission, Satcom plays a critical role in the daily events of our lives. This webinar will provide a short intro to Satcom, including launch vehicles, types of satellites, their orbits, and the core elements of a Satcom system.
Dr. Pat Ford has spent over four decades supporting EW, including systems engineering, research, development, ground/in-flight testing, training, and extensive tactical EW experience on surface, subsurface, and airborne platforms. He has presented EW and aerospace training courses around the globe, including both professional seminars and graduate level courses. He serves as an EW science adviser for the U.S. Navy, and is also a certificated Advanced Ground Instructor, private pilot, and commercial UAS remote pilot. Pat received his Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, with a Specialization in Naval Warfare Operations Analysis, where his research culminated in the first ever use of a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) radar on a Group 3 or smaller UAS. He received his Master of Science degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, with a focus on human factors related to long-duration spaceflight missions. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve cryptologic officer, he is one of the few individuals to graduate from both the National Intelligence University Post Graduate Intelligence Program and the Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program.
Dr. Patrick Ford
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