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Large Phased Array Radar Using Networked Small Parabolic ReflectorsMultifunction phased array systems with radar, telecom, and imaging applications have already been established for flat plate phased arrays of dipoles, or waveguides. In this paper the design trades and candidate options for combining the radar and telecom functions of the Deep Space Network (DSN) into a single large transmit array of small parabolic reflectors will be discussed. In particular the effect of combing the radar and telecom functions on the sizes of individual antenna apertures and the corresponding spacing between the antenna elements of the array will be analyzed. A heterogeneous architecture for the DSN large transmit array is proposed to meet the radar and telecom requirements while considering the budget, scheduling, and strategic planning constrains.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Amoozegar, Farid
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
July 12, 2006
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Meeting Information
Meeting: Evolving Space Communication Architectures
Location: Waltham, MA
Start Date: July 12, 2006
Distribution Limits
heterogeneous architecture
Uplink Array
beamforming effects
high Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)

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