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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2009, Article ID 984972, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/984972
Application Article

Low Profile, Dual-Polarised Antenna for Aeronautical and Land Mobile Satcom

Cobham Technical Services, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7SA, UK

Received 30 September 2008; Accepted 5 February 2009

Academic Editor: Stefano Selleri

Copyright © 2009 Martin Shelley et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

High data rate communications on the move is fastly becoming a major application area for satellite systems using Ku- and higher frequency bands. The ground terminal antenna used in such systems has a profound impact on the system capabilities and is constrained in many often conflicting ways. While simple reflector systems offer the lowest cost solution, there is a widespread need for low profile antennas to minimize the antenna visual signature and to satisfy aesthetic and transportation requirements. It is often considered that the use of such antennas will compromise the system performance.