Near Field 3D Reconstruction of the Search and Rescue Antennas on the GALILEO Satellite

The 3D reconstruction algorithm of DIATOOL is applied to the Search and Rescue antennas (SARANT) mounted on the GALILEO satellite, recently measured by the planar near-field scanner of the Hybrid ESA RF and antenna Test Zone (HERTZ) at ESTEC. SARANT operates in L and UHF band, and is one of the many antennas sitting on the GALILEO satellite. The measured field showed a pattern deformation that could be due to the presence of the other antennas on the satellite Earth panel. The purpose of this paper is to investigate this antenna coupling with the DIATOOL software, and compare the results obtained previously by the Insight software, identifying similarities, advantages and limitations of the two algorithms.

Publication: Proc. EuCAP’2016, 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Place: Davos, Switzerland, 10-15 April 2016

Authors:
Cecilia Cappellin / L. Salghetti Drioli /
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