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Highly Disruptive and Compact Antenna Systems for Small Satellites with Application to Surveillance, Environmental and Crop-Growth Analysis, Enabling European Union Dominance in the Space Industry

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Organization address
address: Riccarton
postcode: EH14 4AS

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2020-02-28


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY UK (EDINBURGH) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

Compact satellites are transforming space-based surveillance systems. Typical configurations include a network of small satellites that can offer increased coverage and enhanced data collection rates when compared to conventional large scale systems. Microsatellites can also drastically reduce launching costs and mission development time, thus making remote sensing technologies more cost effective. Applications include vehicle tracking, weather monitoring, maritime surveillance, crop growth analysis, and climate change observation. However, with satellite miniaturization, new design aspects arise. All satellite components have to be cleverly packaged within a small payload and materials must accommodate the harsh operating environments of space.

The objective of the proposed research program is to research, design and test some new and compact antennas with integrated feed systems for such microsatellites. High levels of technical engagement are expected with satellite companies within the European Union such as the European Space Agency, Clyde Space, and PocketQube Shop. The intent of the proposed research project is to also benefit from ongoing research within the Microwave and Antenna Research Group at Heriot-Watt University. This group has a track record of developing new and innovative antenna designs, feeding systems, and filters for space technologies while also working alongside industry experts, technologists, and government scientists. Previous and current industrial partners include Airbus Defence and Space, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, BSC Filters, COM DEV, Samsung, Huawei Technologies, Selex, and Thales Alenia Space. Some recent projects include planar antennas for onboard satellite antenna technologies and power amplifier design as well as compact antennas for microsatellites. Some of these activities have won awards from the European Space Agency and The European Conference on Antennas and Propagation.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Davide Comite, Walter Fuscaldo, Symon K. Podilchak, Pascual D. Hilario Re, Victoria Gomez-Guillamon Buendia, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli
Radially Periodic Leaky-Wave Antenna for Bessel Beam Generation Over a Wide-Frequency Range
published pages: 2828-2843, ISSN: 0018-926X, DOI: 10.1109/tap.2018.2823862
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 66/6 2020-04-23
2019 Davide Comite, Symon K. Podilchak, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Alessandro Galli, Alois P. Freundorfer, Yahia M. M. Antar
Design of a Polarization-Diverse Planar Leaky-Wave Antenna for Broadside Radiation
published pages: 28672-28683, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/access.2019.2901446
IEEE Access 7 2020-04-23
2018 Victoria Gomez-Guillamon Buendia, Symon K. Podilchak, George Goussetis, Diego Masotti, Alessandra Costanzo, Pierre Nicole
A Smart Cable Offering Selective and Distributed Antenna Radiation Using RF Switches and Non-Conventional Hybrid Couplers
published pages: 6346-6351, ISSN: 0018-926X, DOI: 10.1109/tap.2018.2863753
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 66/11 2020-04-23
2019 Symon K. Podilchak, Davide Comite, Brendan K. Montgomery, Yuepei Li, Victoria Gomez-Guillamon Buendia, Yahia M. M. Antar
Solar-Panel Integrated Circularly Polarized Meshed Patch for Cubesats and Other Small Satellites
published pages: 96560-96566, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/access.2019.2928993
IEEE Access 7 2020-04-23
2019 Victoria Gomez-Guillamon Buendia, Symon K. Podilchak, Davide Comite, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Jose Luis Gomez Tornero, George Goussetis
Compact Leaky SIW Feeder Offering TEM Parallel Plate Waveguide Launching
published pages: 13373-13382, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/access.2019.2893483
IEEE Access 7 2020-04-23
2017 D. Comite, S. K. Podilchak, P. Baccarelli, P. Burghignoli, A. Galli, A. P. Freundorfer, Y. M. M. Antar
A Dual-Layer Planar Leaky-Wave Antenna Designed for Linear Scanning Through Broadside
published pages: 1106-1110, ISSN: 1536-1225, DOI: 10.1109/lawp.2016.2639586
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 16 2020-04-23
2018 Davide Comite, Victoria Gomez-Guillamon Buendia, Symon K. Podilchak, David Di Ruscio, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Alessandro Galli
Planar Antenna Design for Omnidirectional Conical Radiation Through Cylindrical Leaky Waves
published pages: 1837-1841, ISSN: 1536-1225, DOI: 10.1109/lawp.2018.2867829
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 17/10 2020-04-23
2017 Symon K. Podilchak, Andrew P. Murdoch, Yahia M.M. Antar
Compact, Microstrip-Based Folded-Shorted Patches: PCB antennas for use on microsatellites.
published pages: 88-95, ISSN: 1045-9243, DOI: 10.1109/map.2017.2655581
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 59/2 2020-04-23
2018 D. Comite, W. Fuscaldo, S. K. Podilchak, V. Gómez-Guillamón Buendía, P. D. Hilario Re, P. Baccarelli, P. Burghignoli, A. Galli
Microwave generation of X-waves by means of a planar leaky-wave antenna
published pages: 144102, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5047397
Applied Physics Letters 113/14 2020-04-23
2019 Maksim Kuznetcov, Victoria Gomez-Guillamon Buendia, Zain Shafiq, Ladislau Matekovits, Dimitri Anagnostou, Symon K. Podilchak
Printed Leaky-Wave Antenna with Aperture Control using Width-Modulated Microstrip Lines and TM Surface-Wave Feeding by SIW Technology
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1225, DOI: 10.1109/lawp.2019.2930668
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 2020-04-23
2017 Abdul Halim Lokman, Ping Jack Soh, Saidatul Norlyana Azemi, Herwansyah Lago, Symon K. Podilchak, Suramate Chalermwisutkul, Mohd Faizal Jamlos, Azremi Abdullah Al-Hadi, Prayoot Akkaraekthalin, Steven Gao
A Review of Antennas for Picosatellite Applications
published pages: 1-17, ISSN: 1687-5869, DOI: 10.1155/2017/4940656
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation 2017 2020-04-23

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