Lower Ultra-High Frequency Non-Deployable Omnidirectional Antenna for Nanosatellite Communication System


Alam, Touhidul and Sheikh, Muntasir M. and Aldhaheri, Rabah W. and Singh, Mandeep Singh Jit and Cho, Mengu and Islam, Mohammad Tariqul and Alharbi, Khalid H. and Islam, Md. Shabiul (2022) Lower Ultra-High Frequency Non-Deployable Omnidirectional Antenna for Nanosatellite Communication System. Nanomaterials, 12 (18). p. 3143. ISSN 2079-4991

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The concept of the nanosatellite comes into play in launching miniaturized versions of satellites or regarding payloads with minimizing cost and building time. The economic affordability of nanosatellites has been promoted with a view to launching various nanosatellite missions. The communication system is one of the most important aspects of a satellite. The antenna is a key element for establishing a communication link between the earth and the nanosatellite. The antenna and solar panel of the nanosatellite are two of the most vital components that profoundly impact antenna type and design. This paper proposes a non-deployable lower ultra-high frequency (UHF) antenna, strategically mounted on the satellite body, to address the constraints of deployment complexity and solar panel integration. The antenna was fabricated and performances measured with a 1U nanosatellite structure, which achieved resonance frequency at 401 MHz frequency bands with 0.672 dBi realized gain. The overall antenna size is 0.13λ × 0.13λ × 0.006λ. The major challenges addressed by the proposed antenna are to design a nanosatellite-compatible lower UHF antenna and to ensure solar irradiance into the solar panel to minimize input power scarcity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antenna, lower UHF, nanosatellite, omnidirectional
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 07:38
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 07:38
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/10593


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