Dual S- and X-Band Shared Aperture Antenna for Nano-Satellite Applications

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


This paper presents a dual S- and X-band antenna structure and gives a detailed performance evaluation of the antenna design. The main benefit of the presented antenna is its high frequency-ratio and its low cross-coupling. The antenna measures 82×82mm and has a total thickness of 5.65mm. The antenna is fabricated using Rogers-RT5870 substrate material. The small footprint of the presented antenna makes it very suited for nano-satellite applications. The desired S-band frequency range is from 2.00 to 2.12GHz. The desired X-band frequency range is from 8.2 to 9.0GHz. The Fabricated antenna prototype is measured to have a sufficient impedance bandwidth and a low axial ratio. The cross-coupling is both simulated and measured to be below -40dB in the desired frequency range. The antenna has a realized right hand circularly polarized gain of more than 6.0dBi and more than 12.0dBi in the desired frequency ranges of the S-band and X-band, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Number of pages4
Publication date22 Mar 2021
Article number9411373
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8845-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-31299-02-2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2021
Event15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Duration: 22 Mar 202126 Mar 2021


Conference15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Internet address


  • Dual-band
  • Nano-Satellite
  • Reduced Cross-Coupling
  • S-band
  • Shared Aperture
  • X-band


Dive into the research topics of 'Dual S- and X-Band Shared Aperture Antenna for Nano-Satellite Applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this