Directive Antenans for PocketQube Satellites (2018-2019)

Pocketqube satellites are very small satellites with a volume of 5 x 5 x 5 cm3. Miniaturized antennas have been proposed for these satellites to facilitate communications with Earth and other pocketqube satellites. Due to the limited volume, it has been proposed to implement the antenna structures on the surface of the solar panels.

The student will use computational software (ADS, CST, Hyperlynx) to simulate designs of antennas that are compatible with the solar panel structure but do not reduce significantly the solar efficiency. Designs such as planar a Yagi-Uda [1], and a mesh-grid microstrip antenna [2] will be considered. If successful, this project is likely to lead to an IEEE or IET publication.

This project is in collaboration with the European Space Agency.

[1] https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5464870
[2] https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1133&context=...

Supervisor name: 
Dimitris Anagnostou

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Project location: 
Microwaves and Antennas Laboratory
Deputy name: 
Symon Podilchak