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S Band Frequency Values | S Band Frequency Advantages,Applications

This page mentions S Band Frequency Values, S Band Frequency Applications and advantages of S Band frequency.

Frequency Band Designation Frequency Range Wavelength
S Band 2 to 4 GHz 15 to 7.5 cm

The S band frequency lies between L Band and C Band as shown in the figure-1 below. As mentioned in the table, it lies from 2 GHz to 4 GHz in the frequency spectrum with wavelengths between 7.5 centimeters to 15 centimeters. Though it requires antenna of larger diameter, there are few advantages of it.

Advantages of S Band

Following are the advantages of S Band:
➨It is less susceptible to rain fading compare to Ku and Ka bands.

Disadvantages of S Band

Following are the disadvantages of S Band:
➨It supports lower throughput.
➨It has narrow band spectrum.
➨Antenna sizes are larger.

S Band Frequency Applications

S Band Frequency

Following are the applications of S Band Frequency.
• Communication satellites
• Weather Radar
• Surface Ship Radar
• Wireless LAN-802.11b and 802.11g
• Multimedia applications in mobile TV & satellite radio
• Consumer electronic appliances e.g. microwave oven, bluetooth headphones etc.
• Optical communications in 1460 to 1530 nm wavelength

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