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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Measurements of 23/26 GHz earth station antenna for the in-orbit testing of the artemis satellite'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this