DS07 - Société de l'information et de la communication

Electronically Steerable KA-band Low-profile Antenna Design – ESKALAD

Submission summary

The increasing needs for high speed data and mobility led to the fast development of satellite communications on-the-move,
especially airborne communications. The growing interest in high data rate satellite communications and the technological progress
led to an increasing effort in the development of Ka-band systems that allow larger bandwidth and higher data rates. In this context,
the development of large, flat and high gain antenna arrays electronically steerable has shown great interest. Indeed, that kind of
antenna can easily be mounted on top of an airplane and shows interesting characteristics compared to conventional bulky reflector
antennas. In this context, the company Zodiac Data Systems associated to the XLIM Labs from Limoges University wishes to develop
such systems in order to get into this new developing market. The final objective of this work is the design of a large and high gain
electronically steerable passive printed array working in Ka-band (19.7-20.2 GHz).

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