Measurements of 23/26 GHz earth station antenna for the in-orbit testing of the artemis satellite

Kari Markus, Jouko Aurinsalo, Ismo Huhtinen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

    Abstract

    The characteristics of an in-orbit test station antenna must be known very accurately in order to carry out accurate satellite in-orbit measurements. This paper describes the antenna measurements of the in-orbit test station antenna which will be used to measure the performance of the Ka-band data relay payload of the Artemis satellite. The key task is to minimise the errors in the antenna cross-polar and gain measurements. The special means to achieve this goal are described in detail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication22nd ESTEC Antenna Workshop on Antenna Measurements
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
    Pages221 - 226
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event22nd ESTEC Antenna Workshop on Antenna Measurements - Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 11 May 199912 May 1999

    Conference

    Conference22nd ESTEC Antenna Workshop on Antenna Measurements
    CountryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period11/05/9912/05/99

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