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Satellite Scenario Modeling and SatCom Link Simulation in MATLAB


In this webinar, you will learn how to model multi-asset scenarios that include satellites, aircraft, ground stations, and moving ground vehicles.  Model and visualize asset trajectories and perform visual access calculations and link budget analyses.  The webinar also shows how to perform end-to-end link simulations with standards-based signals like 5G NTN, DVB-S2/S2X/RCS2, and GPS.  Design physical layer algorithms together with RF components and ground station receivers.  Because this functionality is provided as open MATLAB code, you can modify and customize the functions and use them as reference models for implementing satellite communications systems and devices.   


Topics that will be covered include the following:

  • Visualize 3D satellite orbits, fields of view, and ground tracks.
  • Analyze line-of-sight access and compute link closures in integrated scenarios that include satellites, ground stations, aircraft, and moving ground vehicles.
  • Demodulate and decode 5G NTN signals that have been impaired by 3GPP-specified NTN channel models.
  • Demodulate DVB-S2 signals that are subject to severe Doppler shifts, sample clock offset, and phase noise.
  • Demodulate a composite waveform from multiple GPS satellites.  Perform acquisition, tracking, and bit processing on a signal impaired with Doppler and thermal noise.  Decode the bits to determine the location of a GPS receiver.

Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. We will be recording this webinar, so if you can't make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand.

About the Presenter

Mike McLernon is an advocate for communications and software-defined radio products at MathWorks. Since joining MathWorks in 2001, he has overseen the development of PHY layer modeling and SDR connectivity capabilities in Communications Toolbox. He has worked in the communications field for over 30 years in both the satellite and wireless industries. Mike received his BSEE from the University of Virginia and his MEEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Satellite Scenario Modeling and SatCom Link Simulation in MATLAB

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