Vehicle Antennas for Mobile Satellite Communications

Shingo OHMORI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E74-B   No.10   pp.3210-3221
Publication Date: 1991/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Mobile Communication Antennas)

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Since the middle of 1970's, the research and development activities on satellite communications for mobiles such as ships, aircraft and land mobiles have been continued in many countries and organizations. Typical programs are the ETS-V in Japan, MSAT-X in USA, MSAT in Canada and PROSAT in Europe. In implementing mobile satellite communications, a vehicle antenna is one of the most importent key technologies. This paper reviews system requirements, design, performances, research activities and future prospects on vehicle antennas.