A Ka-band (20 GHz) and Q-band (40 GHz) receiving station, located in Rome (Italy), has been designed and implemented to receive the beacon of the AlphaSat satellite Technology Demonstrator Payload 5 'Aldo Paraboni'. Ka-band station is complete and its preliminary measurements are shown. Mechanical antenna tracking is also foreseen. Q-band station is being assembled and should be tested in early 2015. A laboratory characterization of all blocks and subsystems has been carried out and is briefly described. The design and implementation of a W-band microwave radiometer is also on going, whereas Ka- and Q-band beacon data are combined with measurements from a meteorological station, raingauge and disdrometer.

AlphaSat Ka-band and Q-band receiving station in Rome. Development, status and measurements / Marziani, AUGUSTO MARIA; Consalvi, Fernando; Chicarella, Simone; Restuccia, Elio; Amaduzzi, Luigi; Marzano, FRANK SILVIO. - ELETTRONICO. - (2015), pp. 1-5. (Intervento presentato al convegno 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 tenutosi a Lisbon, Portugal nel 2015).

AlphaSat Ka-band and Q-band receiving station in Rome. Development, status and measurements

MARZIANI, AUGUSTO MARIA;CHICARELLA, Simone;MARZANO, FRANK SILVIO
2015

Abstract

A Ka-band (20 GHz) and Q-band (40 GHz) receiving station, located in Rome (Italy), has been designed and implemented to receive the beacon of the AlphaSat satellite Technology Demonstrator Payload 5 'Aldo Paraboni'. Ka-band station is complete and its preliminary measurements are shown. Mechanical antenna tracking is also foreseen. Q-band station is being assembled and should be tested in early 2015. A laboratory characterization of all blocks and subsystems has been carried out and is briefly described. The design and implementation of a W-band microwave radiometer is also on going, whereas Ka- and Q-band beacon data are combined with measurements from a meteorological station, raingauge and disdrometer.
2015
9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
Instrumentation; radiation; computer networks and communications; design and implementations
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AlphaSat Ka-band and Q-band receiving station in Rome. Development, status and measurements / Marziani, AUGUSTO MARIA; Consalvi, Fernando; Chicarella, Simone; Restuccia, Elio; Amaduzzi, Luigi; Marzano, FRANK SILVIO. - ELETTRONICO. - (2015), pp. 1-5. (Intervento presentato al convegno 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 tenutosi a Lisbon, Portugal nel 2015).
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