Development and performance of an L-band phased array antenna for mobile satelite communications

N. C. Karmakar, M. E. Bialkowski

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Abstract

The previous years have witnessed an introduction of a large number of mobile satellite (MSS) communications systems. These include a global GEO MSS system, Inmarsat, and domestic GEO MSS systems such as North-American AMSC, Japan's N-Star and the Australian Mobilesat. At present, two types of antennas can be used to access GEO MSS services. They include (1) fixed position antennas, which are used with portable transceivers; and (2) fully mobile antennas such as those installed on a land vehicle. The fixed position antennas are relatively easy to design, as they have to meet a moderate (approximately 7%) operational bandwidth and a medium (about 10 dBi) gain. There are a number of complete portable systems in the commercial market that include both a transceiver and an antenna. One inconvenience of portable systems is that they require the user be stationary with respect to the ground. This inconvenience can be overcome with a mobile antenna system. The design of such a system is more challenging as new features associated with mobility have to be incorporated. This paper presents the development and performance of a circular phased array antenna for land vehicle mobile satellite communications. This antenna is specifically aimed for use with the Australian MSS, Mobilesat. However, it can easily be modified for use with the other L-band GEO MSS systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages158-161
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078035639X, 9780780356399
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999 - Orlando, United States of America
Duration: 11 Jul 199916 Jul 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Volume1

Conference

Conference1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999
CountryUnited States of America
CityOrlando
Period11/07/9916/07/99

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Karmakar, N. C., & Bialkowski, M. E. (1999). Development and performance of an L-band phased array antenna for mobile satelite communications. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (pp. 158-161). [789106] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting; Vol. 1). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.1999.789106
Karmakar, N. C. ; Bialkowski, M. E. / Development and performance of an L-band phased array antenna for mobile satelite communications. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1999. pp. 158-161 (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting).
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Karmakar, NC & Bialkowski, ME 1999, Development and performance of an L-band phased array antenna for mobile satelite communications. in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting., 789106, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, vol. 1, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 158-161, 1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999, Orlando, United States of America, 11/07/99. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.1999.789106

Development and performance of an L-band phased array antenna for mobile satelite communications. / Karmakar, N. C.; Bialkowski, M. E.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1999. p. 158-161 789106 (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting; Vol. 1).

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Karmakar NC, Bialkowski ME. Development and performance of an L-band phased array antenna for mobile satelite communications. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 1999. p. 158-161. 789106. (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting). https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.1999.789106