Low Cost, Short Lead-time Feed Chain Components for Multi-beam Antennas

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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Booth, Paul; Skeen, Malcolm; Stirland, Simon (Astrium Ltd, Gunnelswood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2AS, United Kingdom)

A novel manufacturing process for satellite antenna feed chain components is presented. The process allows batches of components to be manufactured quickly and economically when compared to conventional techniques. It is suited to waveguide components and allows complex parts to be realised monolithically. RF measurements are presented for a batch of Ka-band OMTs and some of the design constraints discussed.