SOPERA: a new antenna concept for low earth orbit satellite

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

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Abstract

Satellites in an orbit at a low or medium altitude require wide-angle shaped-beam antennas to realize a data link in an optimum fashion. RYMSA (Spain) owns the patent on a small, lightweight antenna with such characteristics, which has been developed in part, with ESA funding. The antenna is based on a balanced combination of two elements, namely a horn and a bi-conical horn. An antenna has been optimized for use on-board the METOP satellites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSOPERA: A New Antenna Concept for Low Earth Orbit Satellites
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages688-691
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-5639-x
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium - Orlando, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 199916 Jul 1999

Conference

Conference1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period11/07/9916/07/99

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