The multi-frequency-band capability of the Radio-Astron antenna

Valerie Dikiy, Oleg Kuzmin, C.G.M. van 't Klooster

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The Radio Astron Satellite carries a 10 meter radio-telescope antenna with multi-band, dual polarisation reception capability. Both right-hand and left-hand circularly polarised signals can be received in each of the four planned frequency bands. An important element in the antenna to realise such a capability is a multi-frequncy feed. The Radio-Astron feed is an original design. This paper introduces the antenna configuration with emphasis on the feed design. Some design aspects are described, illustrated with test results, as encountered during the development process.
Translated title of the contributionDe mogelijkheden van de Radio-Astron antenne voor meerdere frekwentie banden
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalJournées Internationales de Nice sur les Antennes
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1992 International Symposium on Antennas (JINA "92): Conference Journees Internationales de Nice sur les Antennes JINA - Palais de Congres , Nice, France
Duration: 12 Nov 199214 Nov 1992
Conference number: 1992
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