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High Rate User Ka-Band Phased Array Antenna Test ResultsThe High Rate User Phased Array Antenna (HRUPAA) is a Ka-Band planar phased array designed by the Harris Corporation for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The HRUPAA permits a satellite to downlink data either to a ground station or through the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). The HRUPAA is scanned electronically by ground station / user satellite command over a 120 degree cone angle. The phased array has the advantage of not imparting attitude disturbances to the user spacecraft. The 288-element transmit-only array has distributed RF amplifiers integrated behind each of the printed patch antenna elements. The array has 33 dBW EIRP and is left-hand circularly polarized. An engineering model of a partially populated array has been developed and delivered to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This report deals with the testing of the engineering model at the Goddard Antenna Range near-field and compact range facilities. The antenna specifications are described first, followed by the test plan and test results.
Document ID
20010050987
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Caroglanian, Armen (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Perko, Kenneth (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Seufert, Steve (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Dod, Tom (Swales Aerospace Beltsville, MD United States)
Warshowsky, Jay (Harris Corp. Melbourne, FL United States)
Day, John H.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Communications and Radar
Meeting Information
Ka-Band Utilization Conference(Genoa)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.