Compact Antenna for Small Satellite Applications [Antenna Applications Corner]

Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Mengu Cho, M. Samsuzzaman, S. Kibria

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Abstract

The combined effort of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KYUTECH) to develop a small-satellite antenna is presented in this paper. Microstrip antennas offer an ideal solution to satellite communication requirements due to their light weight and low profile. In this paper, a compact single-layer coaxial-probe-fed circularly polarized high-gain patch antenna designed for HORYU-IV nanosatellite S-band communication is presented. HORYU-IV aims to acquire data about high-voltage discharge phenomena in low Earth orbit (LEO). This will enhance the understanding of satellite charging, and overall satellite reliability can be improved for future high-power space programs. The proposed antenna consists of four asymmetric V-shaped slits, i.e., one at each corner of a rectangular patch, and a parasitic rectangular strip. The proposed antenna achieves a sufficient beamwidth for LEO satellite application and less than 3-dB axial ratio for the entire field of view. A prototype of the antenna was developed with a 1.57-mm-thick single-layer Rogers substrate with a relative permittivity of 2.2, and the measured results are consistent with the simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7109243
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015

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Keywords

  • Asymmetric slit patch
  • circular polarization (CP)
  • high gain
  • satellite communication
  • small satellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Compact Antenna for Small Satellite Applications [Antenna Applications Corner]. / Islam, Mohammad Tariqul; Cho, Mengu; Samsuzzaman, M.; Kibria, S.

In: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 57, No. 2, 7109243, 01.04.2015, p. 30-36.

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