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A multibeam antenna for data relay for the German communication satellite Heinrich-Hertz

Greda, Lukasz and Knüpfer, Bernhard and Knogl, Sebastian and heckler, Marcos and Bischl, Hermann and Dreher, Achim (2010) A multibeam antenna for data relay for the German communication satellite Heinrich-Hertz. In: Proceedings of EuCAP 2010. 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EUCAP 2010, 12-16 April 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract

With the increasing development of communication technologies for applications in space during recent years, there has been growing interest in building a German national geostationary telecommunications satellite. Therefore, in early 2009 the conceptual planning phases for the so-called "Heinrich-Hertz Satellite" (H2Sat) were initiated by the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The scientific and technical goals of H2Sat, which is intended to be launched by mid of 2014, are in particular to provide a unique platform for the in-orbit verification of novel and innovative payload technologies putting a strong focus on systems designed for operation in Ka-band. To demonstrate and utilize the advantageous potential of GEO data relays on-orbit, we propose a novel Ka-band multibeam antenna as payload component for H2Sat, which is capable of serving as the key element of multiple high bit-rate GEO data relays.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A multibeam antenna for data relay for the German communication satellite Heinrich-Hertz
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Greda, LukaszLukasz.Greda@dlr.de
Knüpfer, BernhardBernhard.Knuepfer@dlr.de
Knogl, SebastianSebastian.Knogl@dlr.de
heckler, MarcosMarcos.Heckler@dlr.de
Bischl, HermannHermann.Bischl@dlr.de
Dreher, AchimAchim.Dreher@dlr.de
Date:April 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of EuCAP 2010
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:H2Sat, data relay, multibeam antenna, satellite communication
Event Title:4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EUCAP 2010
Event Location:Barcelona, Spain
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12-16 April 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Lukasz Greda
Deposited On:04 Aug 2010 11:08
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:43

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