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Mechanical Development of a Very Non-Standard Patch Array Antenna for Extreme EnvironmentsThis paper describes the mechanical development of patch antenna arrays for the Juno mission. The patch arrays are part of a six-frequency microwave radiometer instrument that will be used to measure thermal emissions from Jupiter. The very harsh environmental conditions in Jupiter orbit, as well as a demanding launch environment, resulted in a design that departs radically from conventional printed circuit patch antennas. The paper discusses the development and qualification of the Juno patch array antennas, with emphasis on the materials approach that was devised to mitigate the effects of electron charging in Jupiter orbit.
Document ID
20150008776
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Hughes, Richard (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Chamberlain, Neil (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jakoboski, Julie (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Petkov, Mihail (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 26, 2015
Publication Date
March 3, 2012
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Meeting Information
2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference(Big Sky, MT)
Distribution Limits
Public
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