Dual-frequency phased array antennas with optical beamforming for airborne satellite communication

H. Schippers, J. Verpoorte, P. Jorna, A. Hulzinga, Arjan Meijerink, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, L. Zhuang, D.A.I. Marpaung, Wim van Etten, Rene Heideman, Arne Leinse, A. Borreman, M. Hoekman, M. Wintels

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    Abstract

    For enhanced communication on board of aircraft, novel antenna systems with broadband satellite-based capabilities are required. So far existing L-band satellite based systems for communications are used primarily for passenger application (APC) or administrative communications (AAC); initially analogue voice and now data are tending to evolve towards broadband digital applications. Many studies are going on worldwide to employ Ku-band TV geostationary satellites for communication with mobile terminals on aircraft. For a short period broadband internet was available on aircraft via Connexion by Boeing (CBB) services. Lufthansa installed the CBB system on some of their long-haul aircraft. In the EC Sixth Framework Programme ANASTASIA (Airborne New and Advanced Satellite techniques and Technologies in A System Integrated Approach) existing and planned aeronautical SATCOM services, systems and technology have been analysed. It has been concluded that for cockpit services, L-band systems (namely Inmarsat, MTSAT, Iridium and Globalstar) are clearly most suitable, whilst Ku-band systems have appeal for passenger services
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication30th ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas for Earth Observation
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk
    PublisherESA/ESTEC
    Pages419-422
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2008
    Event30th ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas for Earth Observation, Science, Telecommunication and Navigation Space Missions 2008 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 27 May 200830 May 2008
    Conference number: 30

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherESA/ESTEC

    Workshop

    Workshop30th ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas for Earth Observation, Science, Telecommunication and Navigation Space Missions 2008
    CountryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period27/05/0830/05/08

    Keywords

    • EWI-13552
    • IR-62476
    • METIS-255416

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