Feed array breadboard for future passive microwave radiometer antennas
Paper in proceeding, 2018

The pattern of a 265 mm x 200 mm breadboard made of 35 x-polarized and 32 y-polarized Vivaldi antennas located above a finite ground plane is computed and measured at 6.9 GHz. The breadboard constitutes the feed array illuminating a 5 m conical scan antenna working at 6.9 GHz for next generation microwave radiometers for ocean observation. The analysis is done including mutual coupling between the elements, and in two commercial software, the MoM add-on to GRASP and CST. The breadboard is measured at the Spherical Near-Field Antenna Test Facility at the Technical University of Denmark.

RF modelling




C. Cappellin


J. R. De Lasson


Oleg Iupikov

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

N. Skou

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Katrine Pontoppidan


B. Fiorelli

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA ESTEC)

IET Conference Publications

Vol. 2018 CP741

12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
London, United Kingdom,

Antenna-Array Digital-Beamforming and Calibration Methods for the Next Generation Multi-Beam Spaceborne Radiometers for Ocean Observations

Swedish National Space Board (202/15), 2016-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

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