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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.