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Development of inflatable antenna structures

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dc.contributor.author Lou, M. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Fang, H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-17T19:03:49Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-17T19:03:49Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation European Conference of Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing en_US
dc.identifier.citation Toulouse, France en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-2792 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/10683
dc.description.abstract Self-rigidizable spring-tape-reinforced (STR) booms were used to develop structural systems for large-aperture space inflatable radar antennas. The lightweight planar frames built with STR booms can be compactly stowed for launch, deployed by inflation pressure in space, and used to tension the RF membrane apertures of the antennas. Engineering models of a Ka-band reflectarray antenna and a L-band synthetic-aperture radar antenna were developed and have successfully demonstrated stowage and deployment, as well as RF performance. A design improvement was also being implemented to enhance long-term configuration stability and widen the application range of the STR booms. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other inflatable antenna structures deployment en_US
dc.title Development of inflatable antenna structures en_US


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