Original Date: 05/23/1994
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Satellite Downlinking Distance Learning
Prior to satellite downlinking, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport provided employee training through on-site and videotaped classes. Training off-site often required expensive travel and time away from work. The videotaped classes did not provide interactive training, and acoustic classes were just not available in the area. Consequently, Keyport entered into a partnership with Pennsylvania State University to offer interactive courses in acoustics by satellite.
A study was conducted to assess the type of receiving equipment needed for downlinking and to determine the facility location. Local businesses were contacted to evaluate additional interest in this capability. This satellite downlink has provided the convenience of on- site learning as well as reduced training costs. Interactive audio between instructors and students is provided. The downlink has provided Keyport with the ability to solve problems and share expertise with outside organizations. It has also been extended to other courses and information presentations. The downlink interfaces with the Keyport LAN and can provide transmission throughout the facility.
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