Data-Link Antennas for Moon-Crashing Probes
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Wettergren, Johan; Ingvarson, Per; Zackrisson, Jan (RUAG Aerospace Sweden, 405 15 Göteborg, Sweden)
Six years apart, two antennas were manufactured for use as data-link antennas on moon-crashing probes. The antennas, for the SMART-1 and LCROSS missions, are different from each other. Although the design process was essentially the same, the choice of manufacturing technology has had impact on the performance of the two antennas.