L. Greda, B. Knüpfer, M. Heckler, J.S. Knogl, H. Bischl and A. Dreher
A Satellite Multibeam Antenna for High-Rate Data Relays
This paper presents recent progress on a novel multibeam antenna that is designed to serve as a key component for multiple transparent real-time capable data relays linking several LEO satellites to a single earth station via a GEO satellite. High data rates up to several hundreds of Mbit/s can be achieved. The proposed antenna operates at about 26 GHz and can track LEO satellites by switching between different beams and applying digital beamforming to each beam.
Book / Congress title:
Proceedings of the 32. ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas for Space Applications