V-BAND ADE antenna
A cost-effective high-gain antenna (HGA) developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency
The antenna is an ADE type double reflector antenna operating in the 59.3-71 GHz frequency range.
The antenna is able to transmit and receive contemporarily since it is provided with both RHCP & LHCP.
The gain ranges between 30 and 32.5 dB.
The antenna fabrication process involves both CNC and L-PBF manufacturing techniques giving the antenna a mass of about 82 g and a high compactness (occupied volume < 0.5 U).
Supported by ESA
“Cost-Effective High-Gain CubeSat Antennas” project is supported by ESA (ESA Contract No. 4000129811/20/NL/AF)
FREQUENCY RANGE: 59.3 – 71 GHz
GAIN: from 30dB (@59.3 GHz) to 32.4 dB (@71 GHz)
INPUT MATCHING: < -20 dB (all bandwidth)
PORT INSULATION: < -20 dB (all bandwidth)
POLARISATION: RHCP & LHCP
AXIAL RATIO: < 1.2 DB (all bandwidth)
VOLUME (BOUNDING BOX): 79.50 mm X 79.50 mm X 43.39 mm
MECHANICAL/RF INTERFACE TX: 2 X WR15