Low-cost dual polarized feed for high resolution SAR reflector antennas

Mattias Viberg, Peter Koch, Juan Guijarro, Kees van 't Klooster

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SAR antennas on satellites are usually large arrays. Missions like Envisat and TerraSAR-X use active phased arrays with great flexibility and wide swath coverage. Despite the tremendous flexibility involved, such active array systems are however complex, bulky, heavy and hence fairly expensive. At the other end of the scale there is the single beam reflector antenna. The obvious advantages with these systems are the low weight, the potentially large bandwidth and low cost. A SAR system based on a reflector antenna can thus provide high resolution at low cost and - opposed to active systems - at the expense of flexibility and swath coverage. However, this paper describes a feed system for a reflector antenna that will give two sets of multiple dual polarized beams (each set having prescribed beam characteristics), combining some of the flexibility and wide swath coverage of the phased array with the low cost and weight of the reflector system.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of The European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
SubtitelEuCAP 2006
Plaats van productieNoordwijk
UitgeverijEuropean Space Agency
ISBN van geprinte versie9290929375, 9789290929376
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 okt 2006
Extern gepubliceerdJa
EvenementEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation EUCAP - Nice, Frankrijk
Duur: 6 nov 200610 nov 2006
Congresnummer: 1

Publicatie series

ISSN van geprinte versie0379-6566


CongresEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation EUCAP
Verkorte titelEUCAP
AnderEUCAP 2006
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