Light Weight – Low Loss Beam Forming Networks for Space Applications

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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Uhlig, P.; Leiß, J. (IMST GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany)
Marek, R. (Elekonta Marek GmbH & Co. KG, Gerlingen, Germany)
Sommer, J.-P. (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS), Chemnitz, Germany)
Wolf, H. (EADS Astrium GmbH, Ottobrunn, Germany)

Within the framework of the project VERSA, a new approach to beam forming networks is investigated. The aim is to combine structural and electrical functions in one multilayer to gain electrical performance and to save weight. For this purpose a library of standard components for the RF-designer is developed, as well as the fabrication technology to produce these modules reliably and with high yield.