Smart Antenna Terminals for Broadband Mobile Satellite Communications at Ka-band

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

Proceedings: INICA 2007

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Geise, Alexander; Jacob, Arne F.; Kuhlmann, Karsten; Pawlak, Holger (TU Hamburg-Harburg, Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik, 21071 Hamburg, Germany)
Gieron, Roman; Siatchoua, Patrice; Lohmann, Dirk; Holzwarth, Sybille; Litschke, Oliver (IMST GmbH, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany)
Heckler, Marcos V. T.; Greda, Lukasz; Dreher, Achim (DLR, Institut für Kommunikation und Navigation, 82230 Wessling, Germany)
Hunscher, Christian (EADS Astrium GmbH, 81663 München)

This paper deals with a modular Rx- and Tx-antenna terminal featuring digital beamforming (DBF) at Ka-band frequencies. Background and vision of the project SANTANA II and recent realizations are described. Different system components are outlined covering digital baseband, RF- and IF-level as well as software aspects. An outlook on mobile field tests, which will be reported at the conference, concludes this contribution.