Electronically steered antenna system for the Australian Mobilesat

Bialkowski M.E., Jellett S.T. and Varnes R.S. (1996) Electronically steered antenna system for the Australian Mobilesat. IEE Proceedings: Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 143 4: 347-352.

Author Bialkowski M.E.
Jellett S.T.
Varnes R.S.
Title Electronically steered antenna system for the Australian Mobilesat
Journal name IEE Proceedings: Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1350-2417
Publication date 1996-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 143
Issue 4
Start page 347
End page 352
Total pages 6
Subject 2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
1705 Computer Networks and Communications
Abstract The paper describes an L-band land-vehicle mobile satellite-communications system which is designed for the Australian continent. A 14-element cylindrical antenna array for use at the vehicle end of the link is presented. The array uses electronic steering in the azimuth to maintain a communications channel to the satellite. It incorporates novel, low-cost antenna elements which feature increased impedance and ellipticity bandwidth. Also included is a novel configuration of a switched radial divider/combiner which allows for the use of low-cost switching diodes. The indoor and outdoor test results for the subsystems and the entire antenna system are presented in the paper.
Keyword Cylindrical antennas
Electronic steering
Radial divider/combiner
Steered antennas
Switching diodes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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