Squinted Elevation Antenna for Ku Band DVB Satellite Reception with Electronically Steered Azimuth

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Abstract

This paper describes a Ku band, electronic beam steered array, operating at 10.7 GHz to 12.7 GHz intended for satellite DVB reception. The beam steering operates in the azimuth plane and the antenna also has a fixed beam squint at 23 elevation selected as appropriate for UK. This allows the distinct advantage of the antenna having the ability to be mounted vertically on a wall, by virtue of its fixed elevation angle. Therefore the mounting can be very discrete, with less than 1cm protrusion from a wall in comparison to much bulkier parabolic dish antenna solutions. The relative simplicity and low profile of the antenna has been made possible by the use of COTS Ku band IC’s, combined with novel analogue IF beamforming circuits. The antenna has been shown to be capable of receiving commercial DVB satellite signals transmitted from the Astra satellite in the UK. The antenna has dimensions of 25x37cm and is less than 1cm thick. It has a measured G/T of 7dB/K. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0187-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3742-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2017
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017 - Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017
http://www.eucap.org/

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/03/201724/03/2017
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