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A Mobile Communications Space Link Between the Space Shuttle Orbiter and the Advanced Communications Technology SatelliteA communications experiment is described as a link between the Space Shuttle Orbiter (SSO) and the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS). Breadboarding for this experiment has led to two items with potential for commercial application: a 1-Watt Ka-band amplifier and a Ka-band, circularly polarized microstrip antenna. Results of the hybrid Ka-band amplifier show gain at 30 dB and a saturated output power of 28.5 dBm. A second version comprised of MMIC amplifiers is discussed. Test results of the microstrip antenna subarray show a gain of approximately 13 dB and excellent circular polarization.
Document ID
19960021748
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Fink, Patrick (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Arndt, G. D. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Bondyopadhyay, P. (Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX United States)
Shaw, Roland (Shason Microwave Corp. Houston, TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Dual-Use Space Technology Transfer Conference and Exhibition
Volume: 1
Subject Category
Communications and Radar
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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