Performance Evaluation of a Lightweight Inter-Satellite Antenna (LISA) Breadboard Model

Conference: INICA 2007 - International ITG-Conference on Antennas
03/28/2007 - 03/30/2007 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: INICA 2007

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lundin, R.; Letschnik, J.; Walter, U. (Technical University of Munich, Institute of Astronautics, Boltzmannstr. 15, D-85747 Garching / Munich, Germany)
Nathrath, N.; Trümper, M. (NTP, Netzwerk Technische Partnerschaft, Lena-Christ-Str. 22a, D-85579, Neubiberg / Munich, Germany)
Fasold, D. (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Lothstr. 64, D-80335 Munich, Germany)

LISA is a circularly polarized, planar array antenna providing an inter-satellite link between an LEO and GEO satellite. Within this paper the basic design concept of the antenna and first electrical performance tests of a breadboard model consisting of two of the 16 radiating elements are presented. The radiation patterns predicted with an electrical field simulation program are in close agreement with co- and cross-polar radiation pattern measured in a Compensated Compact Antenna Test Range.