Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Two Miniaturized Printed Dual-Band Spiral Antenna Designs for Satellite Communication Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_10,
        author={Mohammed Binmelha and Chan See and Raed Abd-Alhameed and M. Alkambashi and D. Zhou and Steve Jones and P. Excell},
        title={Two Miniaturized Printed Dual-Band Spiral Antenna Designs for Satellite Communication Systems},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={printed spiral antennas bandwidth return losses axial ratios},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_10}
    }
    
  • Mohammed Binmelha
    Chan See
    Raed Abd-Alhameed
    M. Alkambashi
    D. Zhou
    Steve Jones
    P. Excell
    Year: 2013
    Two Miniaturized Printed Dual-Band Spiral Antenna Designs for Satellite Communication Systems
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_10
Mohammed Binmelha1,*, Chan See1,*, Raed Abd-Alhameed1,*, M. Alkambashi1, D. Zhou1, Steve Jones1, P. Excell1
  • 1: University of Bradford
*Contact email: M.S.Bin-melha@bradford.ac.uk, chsee2@bradford.ac.uk, raaabd@bradford.ac.uk

Abstract

Two novel reduced-size, printed spiral antennas are proposed for use in personal communications mobile terminals exploiting the “big low earth orbit” (Big-LEO) satellite system (uplink 1.61–1.63 GHz; downlink 2.48–2.5 GHz). The two proposed antenna give 3.12―6.25% bandwidth at lower resonant mode of 1600MHz, while at the higher resonant mode of 2450MHz a bandwidth of around 6% is obtained. The experimental and simulated return losses of the proposed antennas show good agreement. The computed and measured gains, and axial ratios are presented, showing that the performance of the proposed two antennas meets typical specifications for the intended applications.