Towards structural integration of airborne Ku-band SatCom antenna

Harmen Schippers, Jaco Verpoorte, Adriaan Hulzinga, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Rens Baggen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    13 Citations (Scopus)


    The paper describes research towards a fully structurally integrated Ku-band SatCom antenna. This antenna covers the complete receive band for aeronautical earth stations and DVB-S broadcast in Ku band (10.7 - 12.75 GHz). The antenna front-end consists of 32 tiles where each tile has 8×8 Ku-band stacked patch antenna elements. Optical True Time Delays (TTDs) in an Optical Beam Forming Network (OBFN) enable a squint free beam steering over the whole band to geostationary satellites. The Ku-band antenna itself covers the whole frequency band in input impedance matching and radiation pattern. The performance of a Ku-band antenna tile will be discussed. A design is presented for the structural integration of 32 tiles and the associated optical beam forming networks into a fuselage panel of an aircraft.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2187-7
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2013
    Event7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013 - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 8 Apr 201312 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 7

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society


    Conference7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP
    Internet address


    • EWI-24144
    • METIS-300237
    • IR-88350

    Cite this