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A Novel Approach for a Low-Cost Deployable AntennaThe Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has designed, built, and fully qualified a low cost, low Passive Intermodulation (PIM) 12-foot (3.66-m) diameter deployable ultra high frequency (UHF) antenna for the Tacsat-4 program. The design utilized novel approaches in reflector material and capacitive coupling techniques. This paper discusses major design trades, unique design characteristics, and lessons learned from the development of the Tacsat 4 deployable antenna. This antenna development was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
Document ID
20100021937
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Amend, Chris (Naval Research Lab. Washington, DC, United States)
Nurnberger, Michael (Naval Research Lab. Washington, DC, United States)
Oppenheimer, Paul (Naval Research Lab. Washington, DC, United States)
Koss, Steve (Naval Research Lab. Washington, DC, United States)
Purdy, Bill (Purdy Engineering, Inc. Poolesville, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 29, 2013
Publication Date
May 12, 2010
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the 40th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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