Towards a broadband and squint-free Ku-band phased array antenna system for airborne satellite communications

D. Marpaung, L. Zhuang, M. Burla, C. Roeloffzen, J. Verpoorte, H. Schippers, A. Hulzinga, P. Jorna, W. P. Beeker, A. Leinse, R. Heideman, B. Noharet, Q. Wang, B. Sanadgol, R. Baggen

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In this paper, we describe the design and the development of a K u-band phased array antenna system for the reception of a digital video broadcasting by satellite (DVB-S) signal. A concept of optical beamforming is implemented to provide a squint-free beam steering over the entire Ku-band (10.7-12.75 GHz) as well as to achieve seamless tunability of the beam pointing direction. The total antenna system is described and the system performance is simulated. Requirements for system components are formulated and the development of these components towards the implementation of the broadband, squint-free phased array antenna system is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2011
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788882020743
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 11 Apr 201115 Apr 2011
Conference number: 5th (Proceedings)


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2011
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2011
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