Decimated array for Ku-band reconfigurable multibeam coverage

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Stirland, S.; Couchman, A.; Evans, R.; Gidney, P. (Astrium Ltd, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2AS, UK)

A recent study carried out by Astrium for the ESA provided an opportunity to develop a phased array decimation concept devised earlier within Astrium. For certain coverage scenarios this provides performance for a DRA superior to that of an equivalent reflector-based active antenna, while using fewer degrees of freedom in its agile beamforming.