A Multibeam Lens Antenna for In-Flight Applications Using High
Throughput Satellite Systems at V-band
The Q/V band communication systems open new avenues for next generation
of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems. More specifically, they are
attractive due to their high bandwidth for user and gateway links.
Having a wide bandwidth at Q/V band makes it permissible to offload the
links between the satellite and its earth station hubs (gateway) from
the Ka band to the Q/V band. This enables additional bandwidth available
for HTS feeder links and user links of specific market verticals, which
in turn results in reduction of cost per bit. In this paper, we are
going to discuss different aspects of an In-Flight Connectivity (IFC)
scheme for HTS. Developing a wideband and multibeam antenna is an
essential part of this proposed system, which is also going to be
discussed in this paper.