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Space Antenna Handbook

Imbriale, William A. / Gao, Steven Shichang / Boccia, Luigi


1. Edition May 2012
772 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-99319-3
John Wiley & Sons

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This book addresses a broad range of topics on antennas for space applications. First, it introduces the fundamental methodologies of space antenna design, modelling and analysis as well as the state-of-the-art and anticipated future technological developments. Each of the topics discussed are specialized and contextualized to the space sector. Furthermore, case studies are also provided to demonstrate the design and implementation of antennas in actual applications. Second, the authors present a detailed review of antenna designs for some popular applications such as satellite communications, space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, science instruments, radio astronomy, small satellites, and deep-space applications. Finally it presents the reader with a comprehensive path from space antenna development basics to specific individual applications.

Key Features:
* Presents a detailed review of antenna designs for applications such as satellite communications, space-borne SAR, GNSS receivers, science instruments, small satellites, radio astronomy, deep-space applications
* Addresses the space antenna development from different angles, including electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical design strategies required for space qualification
* Includes numerous case studies to demonstrate how to design and implement antennas in practical scenarios
* Offers both an introduction for students in the field and an in-depth reference for antenna engineers who develop space antennas

This book serves as an excellent reference for researchers, professionals and graduate students in the fields of antennas and propagation, electromagnetics, RF/microwave/millimetrewave systems, satellite communications, radars, satellite remote sensing, satellite navigation and spacecraft system engineering, It also aids engineers technical managers and professionals working on antenna and RF designs. Marketing and business people in satellites, wireless, and electronics area who want to acquire a basic understanding of the technology will also find this book of interest.


1 Antenna Basics

Luigi Boccia and Olav Breinbjerg

2 Space Antenna Modeling

Jian Feng Zhang, Xue Wei Ping, Wen Ming Yu, Xiao Yang Zhou and Tie Jun Cui

3 Systems Architectures of Satellite Communication, Radar, Navigation and Remote Sensing

Michael A. Thorburn

4 Space Environment and Materials

J. Santiago Prowald and L. Salghetti Drioli

5 Mechanical and Thermal Designof Space Antennas

Julian Santiago-Prowald and Heiko Ritter

6 Testing Antennas for Space

Jerzy Lemanczyk, Hans Juergen Steiner and Quiterio Garcia

7 Historical Overview of the Development of Space Antennas

Antoine Roederer

8 Deployable Mesh Reflector Antennas for Space Applications: RF Characterizations

Paolo Focardi, Paula R. Brown and Yahya Rahmat-Samii

9 Array Technologies for Space Applications

Antonio Montesano, Luis de la Fuente, Fernando Monjas, Vicente García, Luis E. Cuesta, Jennifer Campuzano, Ana Trastoy, Miguel Bustamante, Francisco Casares, Eduardo Alonso, David Álvarez, Silvia Arenas, José Luis Serrano, and Margarita Naranjo

10 Printed Reflectarray Antennas for Space Applications

Jose A. Encinar

11 Emerging Antenna Technologies for Space Applications

Safieddin Safavi-Naeini and Mohammad Fakharzadeh

12 Antennas for Satellite Communications

Eric Amyotte and Luís Martins Camelo

13 SAR Antennas

PasqualeCapece and AndreaTorre

14 Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems Receivers

Chi-Chih Chen, Steven Gao and Moazam Maqsood

15 Antennas for Small Satellites

Steven Gao, Keith Clark, Jan Zackrisson, Kevin Maynard, Luigi Boccia and Jiadong Xu

16 Space Antennas for Radio Astronomy

Paul F. Goldsmith

17 Antennas for Deep Space Applications

Paula R. Brown, Richard E. Hodges, and Jacqueline C. Chen

18 Space Antenna Challenges for Future Missions: Key Techniques and Technologies

Cyril Mangenot and William A. Imbriale