Satellite Antennas

  • C. C. Han
  • Y. Hwang


The design of antennas for satellite applications differs in several respects from other applications. An antenna radiation pattern varies from omnidirectional to highly directional. It can be fixed or changed to accommodate specific needs as they arise. A satellite antenna must be designed to withstand the dynamic mechanical and thermal stresses for the satellite. The design constraints imposed by the satellite on size, shape, and weight are also important factors in design consideration. As the requirements on the side lobes and cross polarization become more stringent, the interference on antenna performance due to the presence of the satellite body, solar cell panel, and other antenna systems cannot be neglected.


Insertion Loss Antenna System Side Lobe Power Divider Side Lobe Level 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Han
    • 1
  • Y. Hwang
    • 2
  1. 1.Equatorial Communications CompanyUSA
  2. 2.Ford Aerospace & Communications CorporationUSA

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