|Title||Easy-to-Deploy LC-Loaded Dipole and Monopole Antennas for Cubesat|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||In Press|
|Authors||K. Schraml, A. Narbudowicz, S. Chalermwisutkul, D. Heberling, and M. J. Ammann|
|Conference Name||European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - EuCAP|
|Conference Start Date||19/03/17|
|Conference Location||Paris, France|
This paper proposes a new approach to reduce weight and complexity of VHF/UHF cubesat antennas by utilizing a dual band antenna, rather than standard two-antenna system routinely implemented in cubesats. Three systems are compared: A standard system with separate transmit/receive dipoles, a dual-band dipole for both transmit and receive and a dual-band monopole, which uses the body of 1U cubesat (10 × 10 × 10cm) as a “groundplane”. Additionally it is demonstrated that with appropriate feed the dipole might be used in monopole configuration in case of deployment system malfunction.