Conformal phased array with beam forming for airborne satellite communication

H. Schippers, J. Verpoorte, P. Jorna, A. Hulzinga, Arjan Meijerink, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Rene Heideman, Arne Leinse, M. Wintels

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    For enhanced communication on board of aircraft novel antenna systems with broadband satellite-based capabilities are required. The installation of such systems on board of aircraft requires the development of a very low-profile aircraft antenna, which can point to satellites anywhere in the upper hemisphere. To this end, phased array antennas which are conformal to the aircraft fuselage are attractive. In this paper two key aspects of conformal phased array antenna arrays are addressed: the development of a broadband Ku-band antenna and the beam synthesis for conformal array antennas. The antenna elements of the conformal array are stacked patch antennas with dual linear polarization which have sufficient bandwidth. For beam forming synthesis a method based on a truncated Singular Value Decomposition is proposed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationInternational ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas WSA'2008
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1757-5
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2008
    EventInternational ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas WSA'2008 - Darmstadt, Germany
    Duration: 26 Feb 200827 Feb 2008

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    ConferenceInternational ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas WSA'2008
    Other26-27 Feb 2008


    • EWI-13525
    • IR-65009
    • METIS-251203

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