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Antennas

Maqsood, Moazam and Gao, Steven and Montenbruck, Oliver (2017) Antennas. In: Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Springer. pp. 505-534. ISBN 978-3-319-42926-7.

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Abstract

The basic purpose of a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) user antenna is the reception of navigation signals from all visible GNSS satellites. Transmit antennas onboard the GNSS satellites, on the other hand, are quite different and employ large antenna arrays to create high-gain global beams illuminating the entire surface of the Earth. This chapter presents different design options for GNSS antennas operating in the L-band of the radio frequency spectrum. It starts with a brief discussion of key requirements for the GNSS receiving antenna, where several design parameters are introduced and explained. Thereafter, antennas of different design technologies suitable to GNSS are explored and discussed in detail. Following the introduction of major antenna candidates, different variants for specialized requirements, such as the small form factor or multipath mitigation are presented. Complementary to receiving antennas, the design of antenna arrays for signal transmission on the GNSS satellites is presented next, along with a discussion on specific antennas employed on the Global Positioning System (GPS), Galileo, Global’naya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikova Sistema (GLONASS) and BeiDou satellites. Finally, a comprehensive discussion on antenna measurements and the performance evaluation is provided.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112044/
Document Type:Book Section
Title:Antennas
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Maqsood, Moazaminst. of space technologyUNSPECIFIED
Gao, Stevenuniv. of kentUNSPECIFIED
Montenbruck, Oliverdlr/gsochttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4783-745X
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-42928-1
Page Range:pp. 505-534
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Teunissen, Petercut
Montenbruck, Oliverdlr/gsoc
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-319-42926-7
Status:Published
Keywords:Antennas, GNSS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Infrastruktur und Unterstützung für Raumflugbetrieb
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Deposited By: Montenbruck, Dr.rer.nat.hab. Oliver
Deposited On:28 Apr 2017 15:59
Last Modified:28 Apr 2017 15:59

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