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Microstrip patch antenna panel for large aperture L-band phased array

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dc.contributor.author Chamberlain, Neil
dc.contributor.author Amaro, Luis
dc.contributor.author Oakes, Eric
dc.contributor.author Hodges, Richard
dc.contributor.author Spitz, Suzanne
dc.contributor.author Rosen, Paul A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-27T20:56:56Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-27T20:56:56Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-05
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 5-12, 2004 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-3614
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38809
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the design and development of a large, lightweight antenna panel for an active phased array operating at L-band. The panel was developed under a JPL program of technology development for space based radar. It utilizes dual-stacked patch elements that are interconnected with corporate feed manifold of striplines. This paper focuses on the electromagnetic design and performance of the radiating elements, with emphasis on scan performance, and also addresses mechanical and thermal aspects of the panel. The element in the array environment has a bandwidth of more than 80MHz centered at 1260MHz and is fed so that it can radiate orthogonal linear polarizations. The envisioned phased array, with a nominal aperture of 50m x 2m, is designed to scan ±45 degrees in azimuth and ±20 degrees in elevation. The panel of radiating elements has a mass density of 3.9 kg/m2, which represents approximately 50% of the target 8kg/m2 total panel mass density that includes T/R modules and feed manifolds. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1453136 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004 en
dc.subject phased array en
dc.subject T/R modules en
dc.subject space based radar en
dc.subject calibration en
dc.title Microstrip patch antenna panel for large aperture L-band phased array en
dc.type Preprint en


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