Performance analysis of an S-band antenna for nanosatellite payloads communication system

Touhidul Alam, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Md Amanath Ullah, Mengu Cho

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Abstract

The nanosatellite concept was born from the low-cost small satellite educational research activities that lead to the nanosatellite revolution. However, in recent years, the development of the nanosatellite is not for just research purpose but commercial opportunities as well. Antenna is very crucial part of the nanosatellite communication system that establishes communication between space to ground. In this paper, an S-band circular polarized (CP) antenna is presented and investigate the performance compatibility for nanosatellite space mission. The antenna was fabricated on 1.575 mm thick Rogers 5880 substrate material. The measured result shows that the antenna has a −10 dB reflection coefficient bandwidth of 1.64%, 3 dB axial-ratio bandwidths of 38 MHz and realized gain of around 5.58 dB at the resonant frequency. The antenna was integrated with 2 U nanosatellite structure and investigated the antenna performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2817-2820
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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Keywords

  • antenna
  • circular polarized
  • high gain
  • S-band
  • small satellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Performance analysis of an S-band antenna for nanosatellite payloads communication system. / Alam, Touhidul; Islam, Mohammad Tariqul; Amanath Ullah, Md; Cho, Mengu.

In: Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 60, No. 11, 01.11.2018, p. 2817-2820.

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