Design of a Ka-Band Wide Scanning Phased Array Antenna

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lambard, T.; Lafond, O.; Himdi, M.; Coq, L. Le (IETR, Rennes 1 University, campus de Beaulieu, 35000 Rennes, France)
Lambard, T.; Jeuland, H.; Bolioli, S. (ONERA, Electromagnetism and Radar Department, BP 4025, 2 avenue E. Belin, 31055 Toulouse, FRANCE)

The general issue of this paper deals with the design of a phased array antenna for high data rate SATCOM on UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) in Ka band. This paper presents: 1) a comparative study of possible antenna element candidates for a 30 GHz circularly polarized and wide angle scan phased array. 2) a new low loss analog phase shifter concept. This will lead to the conception of a phased array antenna and also of phase shifters.