to: 06 Mar 2020


ESTEC, Keplerlaan, Noordwijk, Netherlands


Given every second year since 2006, the course “Antennas for Space Applications” provides an overview of design approaches, constraints and technical solutions for space antennas, addressing both theoretical and technological issues. The course includes application oriented lectures, focusing on the specific needs and antenna solutions for telecommunication, earth observation, science and satellite navigation missions. It also includes technology oriented lectures, covering topics such as beam forming techniques and technologies, large reflector antennas and periodic structures. While the course mostly addresses radio frequency aspects, dedicated lectures will also address manufacturing, as well as mechanical and thermal design aspects, as complex space antenna systems often require co-engineering involving multi-disciplinary expertise. The course will end with a visit to the ESTEC satellite and antenna test facilities.

The lectures are given by experts of the European Space Agency, as well as externals from academia and industry.

The course is intended for PhD students and scientists, including participants from industry, with some basics in antennas and electromagnetics.