Design of a Self-Phased Quadrifilar Helix Antenna for Satellite Communication

Authors

  • R. Narimani Satellite Research Institute, Iranian Space Research Center, Tehran, Iran
  • L. Farhoudi Satellite Research Institute, Iranian Space Research Center, Tehran, Iran
Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 2273-2276 | December 2017 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.1569

Abstract

The objective of this study is the design and implementation of a Quadrifilar Helix Antenna (QHA) for telemetry, tracking and control of a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. Because of its cardioid-shaped circularly polarized beam, QHA can satisfy requirements of satellite communications completely. In this paper, a variation of QHA referred to as “self-phased QHA” with a single feeding circuit, has been proposed to reduce implementation complexity. The designed antenna has been analyzed and the experimental results show that the radiation pattern provides good wide-beam in the desired frequency while the antenna’s bandwidth is around 200MHz when VSWR is less than 2.

Keywords:

quadrifilar helix antenna, circular polarization, satellite communication

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R. Narimani and L. Farhoudi, “Design of a Self-Phased Quadrifilar Helix Antenna for Satellite Communication”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 2273–2276, Dec. 2017.

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