Fabrication and space-qualifying a lightweight corrugated horn with low sidelobes for global-Earth coverage

Trevor S. Bird*, Christophe Granet

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Antennas operating from geostationary satellites are often required to give global-Earth coverage for telemetry and command signals as well as conventional communications traffic. As the number of satellites in geostationary orbit increases, it is important to minimize interference to neighboring satellites. This requirement means that the amount of co- and crosspolarized sidelobe power should be as small as possible. This article describes steps in fabricating and performance testing of lightweight low-sidelobe horns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-86
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antenna measurements
  • Fabrication
  • Frequency measurement
  • Horn antennas
  • Prototypes
  • Satellites
  • Temperature measurement

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