Chapter 4. Antennas and Noise

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch4

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

How to Cite

Richharia, M. and Westbrook, L. D. (2010) Antennas and Noise, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knowledge Space Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen BSc, MSc, PhD3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan BEng, MEng, PhD4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619



  • antennas and noise - key properties of antennas determining transmission (loss) between two antennas;
  • optical frequencies for very high-data-rate free-space communications and intersatellite links;
  • optical antennas for remote sensing at infrared and visible light frequencies;
  • sources of noise in satellite receiver - in user's satellite terminal or in satellite;
  • electromagnetic waves passing between satellite and user terminals - of unguided waves;
  • Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP);
  • approximate gain of aperture antennas;
  • torus-shaped omnidirectional antenna pattern - common dipole antenna and its cousin;
  • Anik F2 satellite antenna farm and Raysat T5 planar-phased array antenna;
  • antenna noise with sky noise


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Antennas

  • Noise

  • Revision Questions

  • References