Design and Analysis of Circular-Polarized Patch Antenna at S-band for a Nanosatellite

Vasilii Semkin*

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Abstract

In this work, planar circular-polarized (CP) antenna operating at 2.40–2.45 GHz is presented. The developed antenna is suitable for the installation on a Nanosatellite or CubeSat, which are usually considered lightweight satellites (below 10 kg), and used for the different observation purposes. The following requirements for the antenna design are considered: operation in S-band (2–4 GHz), circular polarization, and 10 × 10cm ground platform for the antenna installation. Developed patch antenna is theoretically studied using high frequency electromagnetic field simulation software, then it is manufactured, and a set of validation measurements is performed. The radiation characteristics, matching and losses are presented. The simulated and measured results correspond well to each other and fit the requirements. The S11 of the antenna is below -—6 dB in the desired frequency range and the simulated axial ratio values vary from 3 to 5.8 dB. The minimum measured axial ratio is 1.5 dB at 2.35 GHz. The results indicate that this antenna could be a good candidate for the installation on a nano-satellite chassis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networks and Systems - 18th International Conference, NEW2AN 2018, and 11th Conference, ruSMART 2018, Proceedings
Pages605-612
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Next Generation Teletraffic and Wired/Wireless Advanced Networks and Systems and Conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Aug 201829 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11118 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Next Generation Teletraffic and Wired/Wireless Advanced Networks and Systems and Conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period27/08/201829/08/2018

Keywords

  • Circular polarized
  • Nanosatellite
  • Patch antenna
  • S-band

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