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SANTANA: Advanced Electronically Steerable Antennas at Ka-Band

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
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Stark, AlexanderTU Hamburg-Harburg
Fischer, HorstIMST GmbH
Geise, AlexanderTU Hamburg-Harburg
Gieron, RomanIMST GmbH
Heckler, MarcosUNSPECIFIED
Holzwarth, SybilleIMST GmbH
Hunscher, ChristianAstrium GmbH
Jacob, ArneTU Hamburg-Harburg
Kuhlmann, KarstenTU Hamburg-Harburg
Litschke, OliverIMST GmbH
Lohmann, DirkIMST GmbH
Simon, WinfriedIMST GmbH
Wötzel, FrankEPAK GmbH
Zahn, DietrichRHe Microsystems GmbH
Date:March 2009
Journal or Publication Title:3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EuCAP 2009
Refereed publication:No
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 Location:Berlin
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2009-03-23 - 2009-03-27
Organizer:VDE-Conferences Services
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)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
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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