Antenna design principles for satellite communications

T. S. Bird*, G. L. James, G. T. Poulton, B. MacA Thomas

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Antenna systems used in satellite communications are the vital link in the transfer of information between the ground station and the satellite and also between satellites. The increasing sophistication of each successive generation of satellites has meant that their antenna requirements have become more demanding. Further, with the reduction in the angular spacing between satellites in the geostationary orbit, tighter specifications are being placed on the earth station antenna. In this paper the authors review the antenna technology that has been developed to meet these demands. Current and projected antenna systems will be discussed, with reference to the INTELSAT and AUSSAT satellite systems where applicable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNational Space Engineering Symposium 10-11 October 1984 Canberra ACT
Subtitle of host publicationPre-prints of papers
Place of PublicationBarton, ACT
PublisherInst of Engineers
Number of pages11
Edition84 /12
ISBN (Print)0858252368
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNational Conference Publication
PublisherInstituteion of Engineers Australia
ISSN (Print)0313-6922


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