Innovative phased array antenna for maritime satellite communications

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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Geissler, M.; Böttcher, M.; Korthoff, S.; Lauer, A.; Eube, M.; Gieron, R. (IMST GmbH, Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Str. 2, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort)
Woetzel, F. (EPAK GmbH, Spinnereistr. 7, 04179 Leipzig)

This paper describes an innovative phased array antenna for maritime satellite communications. The antenna consists of a near spherical aperture with 26 radiating elements that allow very good hemispherical coverage and a nearly constant gain down to very low elevation angles. The antenna is suitable for L-band satellite systems like Inmarsat or Thuraya.