Thinning Satellite Communication Antenna Arrays for Dual Band Operation

Rotem Gal, Reuven Shavit

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Abstract

In this paper a design method is proposed to construct a dual-band operation antenna array, interleaving two arrays, operating at Ku and Ka-band frequencies, on the same real estate. Sharing the same antenna aperture is required to utilize a limited real estate for multiple tasks. First, each array configuration is examined, to achieve optimal initial guess to the thinning algorithms. Triangular lattice is applied for both arrays and overlapping elements are shifted along major axes to allow interleaving of both arrays. Circular aperture is used for the larger Ku array. To analyze the configuration performance, reference arrays are constructed, with rectangular aperture and rectangular lattice. Moreover, genetic algorithm is used to further thinning the Ku array and maintaining a required property of the application. All the analysis is taken considering a scan range of 35{\mathrm {o}} \bullet 65{\mathrm {o}}, to achieve a design that is applicable for satellite communication purposes. The optimal Ku array directivity after thinning at scan angle \theta =50^{\mathrm {o}} is 32.53 dBi (1 dB decrease relative to reference array), using only 74% of the reference arrays elements (rectangular aperture and rectangular lattice). Side lobes level (SLL) remained at-22.19 dB (SLL requirement is-22 dB). The results for the requested scan range shows no grating-lobes in radiation patterns, and satisfactory results comparing to the reference arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering in Israel, ICSEE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663783
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Feb 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering in Israel, ICSEE 2018 - Eilat, Israel
Duration: 12 Dec 201814 Dec 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering in Israel, ICSEE 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on the Science of Electrical Engineering in Israel, ICSEE 2018
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityEilat
Period12/12/1814/12/18

Keywords

  • Aperture sharing
  • circular aperture
  • dual-band array
  • genetic algorithm
  • phased Array
  • triangular lattice

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