Digital-beamforming array antenna technologies for future ocean-observing satellite missions

Oleg A. Iupikov, Marianna V. Ivashina, Cecilia Cappellin, Niels Skou

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Abstract

Existing passive microwave radiometers that are used for ocean observations are limited in spatial resolution and geographic coverage, due to the limitations of traditional antenna technologies using mechanically-scanning reflectors and horn-type feeds. Future ocean observation missions call for new solutions, such as digitally-beamforming array feeds (DBAFs) as well as stationary and more complex reflectors. Our studies demonstrate that DBAFs can overcome the physically fundamental limitations of traditional horn feeds, and are capable of meeting all the challenging requirements for the next-generation instruments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI 2016)
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2016
Pages1377-1378
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2886-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI 2016) - El Conquistador Hotel and Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI 2016)
Location El Conquistador Hotel and Resort
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period26/06/201601/07/2016

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Iupikov, O. A., Ivashina, M. V., Cappellin, C., & Skou, N. (2016). Digital-beamforming array antenna technologies for future ocean-observing satellite missions. In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI 2016) (pp. 1377-1378). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2016.7696395