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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2015, Article ID 436250, 14 pages
Review Article

Evolution of Satellite Communication Antennas on Mobile Ground Terminals

Institute of Microelectronics, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 11 Science Park Road, Singapore Science Park II, Singapore 117685

Received 4 June 2015; Accepted 26 July 2015

Academic Editor: Weixiang Jiang

Copyright © 2015 Haifeng Zhou 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.


Getting connected whenever and wherever you travel is not kind of luxury any more. Satellite communication researchers are making it a reality to bring you data, video, and voice services when you are away from home, out of office, or on a long journey. Satellite communication antenna mounted on mobile ground terminals is an essential prerequisite of successful connectivity. In this paper, we review the evolution of this kind of antenna in its historical context and outline the major research achievements on ground mobile terminals. Many striking demonstrations and prototypes are revisited to understand the emerging technologies and assess their potential towards practical implementations. The future trends and challenges are also discussed.