Phased array antenna technology for increasing Satcom connection quality
Research Project, 2021 – 2022

Purpose and goal
The project aims to evaluate an antenna concept for satellite communication. The project will develop a prototype of an active phase-array antenna. The starting point is a theoretically analyzed antenna, which provides circular polarization over the entire 60-degree scanning area, while minimizing cross-polarization.

Expected results and effects
We expect to: 1: Validate the theoretical results we have for the antenna in terms of efficiency, directivity and suppression of cross-polarization over the scanning area. 2: Design and verify a complete active phase-controlled antenna, including a radome, to demonstrate how to implement a complete module around the antenna concept. 3: Better understand the satcom market and establish connection to possible future customers/satcom service providers.

Planned approach and implementation
The project is divided into 5 work packages. The first 4 work packages are sequentially distributed throughout the project period and they deal with the development and verification of passive as well as active antenna. The fifth that runs in parallel is about understanding the market / business and creating contact with potential customers. WP1: Design and verification of passive antenna WP2: Design and verification of Radom WP3: Design of complete active antenna including radom000PBX5Renn000 Market analysis and building customer relationships.


Jian Yang (contact)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks


Gapwaves AB

Västra Frölunda, Sweden



Project ID: 2020-04963
Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2022

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