Novel Out-of-the-Box Concepts for Future Spaceborne Antennas

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rahmat-Samii, Yahya (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA)

This paper presents an overview of several novel “out-of-the-box” concepts for future spaceborne antennas. Examples address utilization of sub-reflectarrays as corrective mechanism for spherical reflectors with very wide scan angle capabilities and MEMS controlled reflectarrays for large reflector surface distortion compensations. Also presented is the concept of back-to-back reflector antennas with either polarization-reducing matched feeds or twin feeds for high spinning platforms.