A low-profile, planar, power-efficient 2D beam-steering antenna technology

Muhammad U. Afzal, Karu P. Esselle

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Abstract

The paper explains a recently demonstrated 2D beam-steering antenna technology and its potential to develop a low-cost communication-on-the-move (COTM) terminal antenna. A low-cost COTM antenna is critical for receiving TV and internet via existing geostationary and upcoming low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellations. The new beam-steering technology is based on near-field phase transformation and its working is verified by a prototype design reported recently. Performance indicators of the prototype are compared here with some commercially available COTM terminal antennas. A fully passive design, low-profile, low power requirements, and simple design configuration give the new steering antenna a competitive advantage over existing COTM terminal antennas from KYMETA and ThinKom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)
Subtitle of host publicationICEAA '18 20th edition
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages232-235
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538667620, 9781538667613
ISBN (Print)9781538667637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event20th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2018 - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2018
CountryColombia
CityCartagena de Indias
Period10/09/1814/09/18

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Afzal, M. U., & Esselle, K. P. (2018). A low-profile, planar, power-efficient 2D beam-steering antenna technology. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA): ICEAA '18 20th edition (pp. 232-235). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEAA.2018.8520383