Novel isoflux antenna alternative for LEO satellites downlink

J.E. Fernandez del Rio, A. Nubla, L. Bustamante, F. Vila, C.G.M. van 't Klooster, A. Frandsen

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ntennas with a shaped pattern are attractive for Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) Satellites. The use of a strong shaping assists to maintain a nearly constant power density level on the ground during the passage of the satellite over the groundstation. A lightweight but very solid antenna has been developed by RYMSA (Spain) to provide such characteristics. The antenna exploits a balanced combination of a biconical horn antenna and a hybrid mode feed and its performances are a result of dedicated theoretical and experimental investigations. The antenna configuration as such is of interest for various applications. It has been selected as data downlink antenna for the polar orbiting satellites of the METOP program.
Translated title of the contributionNieuwe Iso-flux Antenna alternatief voor Low-Earth Orbit Satelliet Data Downlink
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Isoflux Antenna Alternative for LEO Satellites Downlink
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event29th European Microwave Conference (EuMC 1999) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 5 Oct 19997 Oct 1999
Conference number: 29


Conference29th European Microwave Conference (EuMC 1999)
Abbreviated titleEuMC 1999


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