As key components of wireless connectivity, antennas are essential satellite subsystems integral to the demand in high-speed data through-put. Their optimal performance is critical to mission success. With more antennas per satellite than ever before, in addition to their advancing complexity, the test and measurement of satellite antennas has become increasingly more challenging.
Consequently, the testing phase of satellite antennas remains critical while it has also been recognized as a potential area where significant time savings can be achieved.
This whitepaper will explore how efficient calibration and testing of satellite antennas, particularly phased array antennas, could provide substantial reductions in test times. Spherical near-field multi-probe technology is positioned to bring to market faster test solutions, facilitating reduced production times and accelerated launch rates.