Reduced height Luneburg lens antennas for satellite communications-on-the-move

Thornton, John, Smith, Dave, Foti, Steve and Jiang, Yuanyuan (2015) Reduced height Luneburg lens antennas for satellite communications-on-the-move. In: 2015 Conference on Microwave Techniques (COMITE). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781479981212

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The hemispherical (or half-Luneburg) lens antenna is a candidate type for satellite communications-on-the-move, either singly or as an element in a small array. It offers good aperture efficiency in a reduced height and excellent scanning performance. This work describes the development of half Luneburg lens antennas together with feeding arrangements to provide highly directive antennas with good scanning properties. The effects of the primary feed pattern and other loss mechanisms are investigated and reported. Measured gain for a 432mm diameter polymer lens at 30 GHz is 38.7 dBi.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ka-band, lens antennas, satellite communications-on-the-move (SOTM), user terminal antennas,
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:29

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