The 16th “European Conference on Antennas and Propagation” will take from Monday, March 27th to Friday, April 1st, 2022, in Madrid (Spain), it is Europe’s flagship conference on antennas and propagation. After two virtual edition events, in less than one week, EUCAP will be able to revert to a physical on-site EuCAP event. You can look up the Agenda here.
LESAF project will have an active involvement with the presentation of the paper:
Smart Apertures for In-Flight Electronically Steerable Antennas in LEO/MEO/GEO Satellite Constellations
Manuel J Gonzalez (TTI, Spain); Alberto Pellón (Celestia Technology Group UK, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ana Rosa Ruiz (Celestia Technologies Group (UK) Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
In-Flight Connectivity services through satellite systems is expected to grow exponentially throughout the 2020 decade. The deployment of high throughput satellites and mega-constellations in low and medium earth orbits will result in higher demand and lower running costs. However, in addition to harsh environmental conditions, antenna systems must overcome important challenges derived from heterogenous scenarios and the associated regulations. This paper focuses on these aspects and proposes smart apertures based on electronically steerable antennas to enable multiple beam and fast steering capabilities and to mitigate the restrictions of emission in the geostationary arc.