SATCOM-On-The-Move Antenna Tracking with Monopulse

Reed, David E.; Sward, William S.
October 2010
Antenna Systems & Technology;Oct/Nov2010, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use of a monopulse technique to improve the pointing and tracking accuracy of SATCOM-On-The-Move (SOTM) terminals. It states that the antenna tracking systems on mobile terminals are becoming complex control systems because of the incorporated mechanical shock-isolation systems. The article shows a compact SOTM antenna, a shock-mounted antenna with wire-rope isolators, and example patterns for the azimuth axis.


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