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Research Publications in journals:
Horizon Elevation for Satellite Tracking Antennas Located in Urban and Metropolitan Areas Combining Geographic
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Telecommunications
Information
Abstract
In urban and metropolitan areas presence of nearby obstacles and signal interference sources surrounding tracking antenna locations reduces satellite communication times. In low orbit missions these obstructions are even more relevant due to a few minutes per satellite pass. In this scenario a best estimation of the antenna elevation mask in the mission frequency band is proposed to test the antenna design for a given site by applying mission simulation software before the installation stage. If needed, to improve efficiency in satellite tracking operations, mitigation techniques will be proposed either in the redesign or relocation of the antenna. This paper describes a methodology for deriving the horizon elevation diagram, which includes a measurement setup when different data capturing sensors are used: geographic and electromagnetic. Application results which have contributed in the selection of the antenna location can be seen in the case study of the new CubeSat-LEO tracking antenna at Cal Poly University.
International
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JCR
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Title
Measurement
ISBN
0263-2241
Impact factor JCR
2,359
Impact info
Volume
98
Journal number
1
From page
159
To page
166
Month
FEBRERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jesus Nieves Chinchilla (UPM)
  • Autor: Mercedes Farjas Abadia (UPM)
  • Autor: Ramon Martinez Rodriguez-Osorio (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: SEMEPRO: Seguridad y Mejora de Procesos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de I+d+i en Procesado de la Información y Telecomunicaciones
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Radiación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Topográfica y Cartografía
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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