Hybrid Maritime Satellite Communication Antenna

By Thomas Gunst Schmidt

As the world moves online, the demand of broadband communication is rising in the maritime industry. However, in the harsh working environment, the stability of the communication link is a key issue but also a problem in high-frequency broadband communication, where i.e. clouds and rain can attenuate or even block all communication.

This project targets the design of new antennas for reliable broadband communication in the maritime environment, with emphasis on hybrid antennas for multiband operation. New technologies are needed to meet the industry specifications to both electromagnetic performance as well as mechanical demands, which necessitate development of new antenna elements and operation.

The new type of maritime satellite antenna will enable broadband communication in the maritime environment with the highest possible reliability, and knowledge in the field of multiband hybrid antenna elements. 

Completed: 2013