Earth-station antennas for multiple satellite access

G. T. Poulton, T. S. Bird

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Abstract

Antenna configurations are surveyed for simultaneously accessing a number of stellites from a single earth station. Both specially designed antennas and methods for upgrading existing antennas are discussed. A general treatment is presented, although emphasis is placed on the AUSSAT system of three satellites spaced at 4°. Results indicate that in this case specially designed multiple-access antennas are possible up to the largest antenna diameters needed. However, the upgrading of existing earth stations may be limited to reflectors of <5 m in diameter, even when sophisticated feed designs are used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-176
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Australia
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes

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