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Record 21 of 8864
A vertically integrated Ka-band phased array antenna
Author and Affiliation:
Kunath, R. R.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Lee, R. Q.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Martzaklis, K. S.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Shalkhauser, K. A.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Downey, A. N.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Simons, R.(Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Middleburg Heights, OH, United States)
Abstract: The design, development, and experimental demonstration of a small phased array antenna suitable for applications on communications satellites are discussed. Each of the vertical layers was optimized for performance, and MMICs on custom carriers were characterized prior to insertion. A vertical integration architecture is used which minimizes the size of the array with its associated beamforming network (BFN). The antenna features a four-element linear microstrip array that uses aperture coupling of the antenna elements to the BFN; a modified Wilkinson power divider BFN; and 32 Ghz, 4-bit MMIC phase shifters on customized alumina carriers. Performance data are presented for all components, and far-field antenna radiation patterns are given.
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1992
Document ID:
19920055516
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 92A38140
Subject Category: ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 92-1976
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ANTENNA ARRAYS; ANTENNA DESIGN; EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCIES; MICROWAVE CIRCUITS; PHASED ARRAYS; SATELLITE ANTENNAS; ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS; COMMUNICATION SATELLITES; FAR FIELDS; INTEGRATED CIRCUITS; LINEAR ARRAYS; MICROMINIATURIZATION; MICROSTRIP TRANSMISSION LINES
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, International Communication Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit, 14th, Washington, DC, Mar. 22-26, 1992. 9 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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