X-Ka Dual Band Prime Focus Feed for Satellite Earth Terminals

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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Karandikar, Yogesh B.; Kildal, Per-Simon (Department of Signals & Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)

In this paper we propose new technology for combining X and Ka band prime focus feed for use in satellite earth terminals with simultaneous transmit/receive in circular polarization and also with tracking opportunity. The paper discusses the electrical and mechanical design of Ka band choke horn integrated with X band Eleven feed formed by two parallel dipoles over ground plane. The simulated results show input reflection coefficient better than -15dB and feed patterns give aperture efficiency better than -3dB over X as well as Ka band for 50deg half subtended angle of reflector.