Development of a Receive Phased Array Antenna for High Altitude Platform Stations using Integrated Beamformer Modules

International Microwave Symposium (IMS)

By: Will Theunissen, Vipul Jain, Gaurav Menon

Abstract

This paper describes the development and test of an electrically steerable phased array antenna designed for implementation in multilayer circuit board architecture. The arrays were designed for use in high altitude platform stations (HAPS) demonstrations to support RF links to mechanically steered customer premises equipment (CPE) terminals. Measured performance results are shown for K-band 256 element receive arrays using Anokiwave 0102 QFN packaged beamformer modules.