What antenna is this

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What antenna is this

Post by Github » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:49 am

Hey guys, I recently disassembled an antenna for L band satellite communication, but the structure inside is something I never seen before. There are two pcb boards sits in parallel, no wire is connected between two plates. I took some photos of them, however the underneath board cannot be taken out, so I just draw a circle represents the upper PCB board. What’s underneath the top PCB board is the PCB board shown in the photo, it also comes with a directional coupler on the back. Anyone know what kind of antenna is this?


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Re: What antenna is this

Post by HighSNR » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 am

We can't see the actual antenna, but it's probably an L-Band circular patch antenna. The 'directional coupler on the back is actually a 90 degree hybrid used to feed the antenna and provide the circular polarisation.

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