K Band Frequency Values | K Band Frequency Advantages,Applications
This page mentions K Band Frequency Values, K Band Frequency Applications and advantages of K Band frequency.
|Frequency Band Designation||Frequency Range||Wavelength|
|K Band||18 to 27 GHz||1.7 to 1.1 cm|
The K band frequency lies between Ku Band and Ka Band as shown in the figure-1 below. As mentioned in the table, it lies from 18 GHz to 27 GHz in the frequency spectrum with wavelengths between 1.1 centimeters to 1.7 centimeters.
K Band Frequency Advantages
Following are the advantages of K Band Frequency over other frequency bands.
➨As K band is in between Ku band Ka band. It supports throughput higher than Ku band and lower than Ka band.
➨Its antenna size is smaller than Ku band and larger than Ka band.
➨K band is more susceptible to rain fading compare to Ku band and less susceptible compare to Ka band.
The disadvantages of K band are as follows.
➨ K band frequencies have high atmospheric attenuation and hence can not be used for long distance communication. Hence it is used for short range communication.
K Band Frequency Applications
Following are the applications of K Band Frequency.
• K band in microwave domain is used for radar and satellite applications.
• K band in infrared domain is used for astronomical purpose.