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Architectural study of active membrane antennas

Show simple item record Moussessian, A. en_US DiDomenico, L. en_US Edelstein, W. en_US 2004-09-22T22:01:04Z 2004-09-22T22:01:04Z 2002-07-31 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Computational Electromagnetics and Antenna Technology (ANTEM) en_US
dc.identifier.citation Montreal, Canada en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-0829 en_US
dc.description.abstract One method to dramatically reduce the weight, volume and associated cost of space-based SyntheticAperture Radars (SAR) is to replace the conventional rigid manifold antenna architecture with a flexible thin-film membrane. This has been successfully demonstrated as a passive array. To further reduce the cost and weight and provide 2D scanning required by space-based applications we also need to integrate the Transmit/Receive (TR) function into the inflatable antenna elements. This paper explores the constraints that must be placed on the active electronics of a flexible antenna array as well as some of the preliminary work in this area. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other active membrane antenna SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar en_US
dc.title Architectural study of active membrane antennas en_US

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