Everything you need to develop a solution with the Astrocast IoT network
Bidirectional communication in the L-Band as well as GNSS reception for tracking purposes.
Passive antenna with minimal footprint for cost-effective satellite connectivity.
SMALL FORM FACTOR
L-Band enables the design of compact antennas with good performance in all weather conditions.
A compact and low profile ceramic antenna optimized for bidirectional communication in Astrocast's nanosatellite IoT network
Astronode Patch Antenna
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- Wide beamwidth
- L-Band: 1.5 GHz & 1.6 GHz
- GNSS reception: L1 band
- Impedance: 50 Ohm
- Dimensions: 35 mm x 35 mm x 4 mm
- Weight: 18 g
Do I need to design a ground plane for the antenna?
The Astronode Patch Antenna generally works best with a ground plane of at least 65 mm x 65 mm. What’s more, Astrocast will be happy to assist you in selecting the best-suited antenna and its optimal implementation for your application. Get in touch to discuss your specific needs.
Do I need to design any RF circuitry between the Astronode S and the Antenna?
There is no need for additional components. However, the antenna line on the PCB has to be carefully designed to match 50 Ohm impedance.
Can I use the Astronode Patch Antenna for both the Astronode S and my GNSS receiver?
Yes, our multi-band antenna can serve both the data communication over the Astrocast network as well as receive GNSS data for a third-party receiver. Please refer to our technical documentation for design guidelines.
Where can I find all technical information and documentation about the Astronode Patch Antenna?
For more information, please visit our Astrocast Documentation Platform.