Dual-polarized feed-cluster for a reflector-based multi-beam sar antenna

Peter Koch, Christoph Heer, Mattias Viberg, Kees van 't Klooster

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EADS Astrium GmbH and Saab Space AB have designed, developed and bread-boarded a feed-cluster subsystem for a reflector-based multiple beam SAR antenna in XBand. Flexible active phased SAR antennas are used for wide
swath coverage with Envisat and TerraSAR-X as examples. Such active phased arrays are complex and still very costly. Simpler solutions with less flexibility and less wide coverage can be provided by reflector-based SAR antennas with somewhat reduced coverage. A study and development activity under ESA contract focused on a design of such antenna and a design, development, bread-boarding and testing of a dual polarized feed-cluster. Results have been used to demonstrate accurate feasibility of the reflector-based SAR antenna design, exploiting the Multi-Pencil-Beam approach (European Patent EP1471600). The designed dual-polarized SAR antenna allows for Stripmap and ScanSAR operation over limited angular coverage around an installable pointing direction.
Translated title of the contributionDubbel gepolariseerde groep van belichtings elementen voor een reflector antenne voor een SAR antenne met meerdere bundels
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInt Crimean Conference CRIMICO 2007 - Sevastopol, Ukraine
Duration: 10 Sept 200714 Sept 2007


ConferenceInt Crimean Conference CRIMICO 2007
Abbreviated titleCRIMICO


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