Stark, Alexander and Dreher, Achim and Fischer, Horst and Geise, Alexander and Gieron, Roman and Heckler, Marcos and Holzwarth, Sybille and Hunscher, Christian and Jacob, Arne and Kuhlmann, Karsten and Litschke, Oliver and Lohmann, Dirk and Simon, Winfried and Wötzel, Frank and Zahn, Dietrich (2009) SANTANA: Advanced Electronically Steerable Antennas at Ka-Band. In: 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EuCAP 2009, pp. 471-478. 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2009, 2009-03-23 - 2009-03-27, Berlin.
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This paper presents the background, the vision, and the motivation of the SANTANA project (Smart Antenna Terminal). Recent realizations of electronically steerable receive (Rx) and transmit (Tx) antennas for satellite communications at Ka-Band are shown. In detail, the integration and packaging techniques of frontend modules, which combine the antenna, the RF circuitry, and the cooling system within one functional block, are discussed. In addition, a novel digital beam steering concept as well as a hybrid beam steering approach are addressed. It will be shown that these system concepts can be applied to large antenna arrays as needed to fulfill link budget requirements for the intended satellite communications.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)|
|Title:||SANTANA: Advanced Electronically Steerable Antennas at Ka-Band|
|Journal or Publication Title:||3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EuCAP 2009|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Page Range:||pp. 471-478|
|Keywords:||satellite communications, smart antenna, active antenna, digital beamforming, frontend|
|Event Title:||3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2009|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Event Dates:||2009-03-23 - 2009-03-27|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Vorhaben Multimedia Satellitennetze (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Communication and Navigation|
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
|Deposited By:||Dr.-Ing. Achim Dreher|
|Deposited On:||29 Sep 2009 07:26|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2009 07:26|
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