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Inflatable Antenna for CubeSat: Extension of the Previously Developed S-Band Design to the X-BandThe inflatable antenna for CubeSat is a 1 meter antenna reflector designed with one side reflective Mylar, another side clear Mylar with a patch antenna at the focus. The development of this technology responds to the increasing need for more capable communication systems to allow CubeSats to operate autonomously in interplanetary missions. An initial version of the antenna for the S-Band was developed and tested in both anechoic chamber and vacuum chamber. Recent developments in transceivers and amplifiers for CubeSat at X-band motivated the extension from the S-Band to the X-Band. This paper describes the process of extending the design of the antenna to the X-Band focusing on patch antenna redesign, new manufacturing challenges and initial results of experimental tests.
Document ID
20170008220
Document Type
Conference Paper
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Authors
Babuscia, Alessandra
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Choi, Thomas
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Cheung, Kar-Ming
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Thangavelautham, Jekan
(Arizona State Univ. Phoenix, AZ, United States)
Ravichandran, Mithun
(Arizona State Univ. Phoenix, AZ, United States)
Chandra, Aman
(Arizona State Univ. Phoenix, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
September 1, 2017
Publication Date
August 31, 2015
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA Space Conference and Exhibition
Location: Pasadena, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: August 31, 2015
End Date: September 2, 2015
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Public
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