Implementation of AESA Technology for High-Target Dynamic Telemetry Ground Antennas
AffiliationSafran Data Systems
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CitationLohou, A., Robert, A., Lesur, B., Kipfer, G., & Bastie, P. (2023). Implementation of AESA Technology for High-Target Dynamic Telemetry Ground Antennas. International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, 58.
AbstractThis paper describes the implementation of AESA technology for telemetry ground antennas. Telemetry ground antennas play a key role in the functioning of telemetry systems, by receiving the data transmitted by the system and sending it to a ground station for analysis and processing. The use of AESA technology allows for more precise targeting and tracking, making them ideal for high target dynamic applications. The design proposed is a 1-axis electronically steerable antenna, which would be used for elevation while the azimuth axis would be mechanically driven. This proposed design would result in a 1 m² antenna that is specifically intended for short to medium range telemetry and is able to handle high target dynamics. The paper presents results about the first prototype that was manufactured and tested. The focus of the document then shifts to the development of a complete prototype that will be used for evaluation and testing in order to further refine and improve the design.