Microwave radiometer for SatCom ground stations

Omnisys Instruments is selected by ESA to enter negotiations for a contract to develop a prototype of a miniaturized microwave radiometer for SatCom ground stations.


Channel assessment on SatCom links must estimate accurately and in real-time the propagation parameters of the slant path radio link, including the total atmospheric attenuation, the atmospheric noise emission and eventually the excess path delay. Current commercial MWR units are designed for meteorological operations and are difficult to adopt and use by operators of SatCom ground stations or even by propagation engineers and researchers. The microwave radiometer to be developed will be optimized for SatCom ground station in terms of complexity, dimensions, weights and costs.


Omnisys is prime for the contract and Chalmers is subcontractor.