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Lessons Learned from a Deployment Mechanism for a Ka-band Deployable Antenna for CubeSats

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dc.contributor.author Sauder, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Chahat, Nacer
dc.contributor.author Hodges, Richard
dc.contributor.author Peral, Eva
dc.contributor.author Rahmat-Samii, Yahya
dc.contributor.author Thomson, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-22T02:59:54Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-22T02:59:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-16
dc.identifier.citation 44th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio, May 16-18, 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 18-0598
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/48041
dc.description.abstract The Ka-band parabolic deployable antenna (KaPDA) is a 0.5 meter diameter antenna which fits in a tiny, CubeSat compatible 10 cm by 10 cm by 16 cm volume. The design evolved from a rough concept in an R&D proposal to a fully flight qualified design, scheduled for launch in May of 2018, in a timeframe of just 4 years. This paper focuses on key lessons learned on maintaining precision through structural depth, use of fixtures and additive manufacturing for fabrication, the design of robust, deterministic mechanisms, and the dangers of friction and press fits en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2018 en_US
dc.title Lessons Learned from a Deployment Mechanism for a Ka-band Deployable Antenna for CubeSats en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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