Research, design and fabrication of a microwave active filter for nanosatellite’s receiver front-ends at s-band

Linh Ta Phuong, Bernard Journet, Duong Bach Gia


In satellite technology, the communication between space segment and ground segment plays a vital role in the success of the mission. This paper is targeted at study, design and fabrication of a microwave active filter for the receiver front-ends using coupled line filter structure, which can be applied to the nanosatellite’s communication subsystem. The whole active filter module is a combination of a microstrip bandpass filter and a preceding two-stage wideband low noise amplifier using FET devices. The proposed module operates in the frequency range of 2-2.4 GHz, which can be divided to 10 frequency slots of about 40 MHz for each. These frequency slots will be used for the S-band multi-frequency receiving function of the ground station, as well as the nanosatellite. The simulated and measured results of this active filter configuration are presented.


coupled line bandpass filter; microwave active filter; nanosatellite; receiver fronts end; wideband low noise amplifier

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