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RF front-end design of a planar broadband phased array for satellite reception

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5 Author(s)
Sanadgol, B. ; Antennas & EM Modelling, IMST GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany ; Baggen, R. ; Campo, M.A. ; Hulzinga, A.
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This work describes the architectural design of the RF front-end of a hybrid phased array antenna for Ku-band satellite reception. The array will include RF - as well as optical components and can be divided into 2 separate parts: one RF-frontend and one optical part. The focus within this paper is on the RF-frontend, especially the integration of active RF-components and the radiating elements in a planar multilayer stack-up, while taking the link-budget requirements into consideration. First layouts and measurements are discussed, and a first impression of a 64 antenna element module is presented.

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Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2012 6th European Conference on

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26-30 March 2012