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Deployment Mechanisms for High Packing Efficiency OneMeter Reflectarray Antenna (OMERA)

Show simple item record Sauder, Jonathan F. Arya, Manan Chahat, Nacer Thiel, Ellen Dunphy, Sean Shi, Megjan Agnes, Greg Cwik, Tom 2020-05-12T17:19:16Z 2020-05-12T17:19:16Z 2019-01-07
dc.identifier.citation 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech), San Diego, California, January 7 - 9, 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 18-2975
dc.description.abstract While the capabilities of CubeSats have greatly increased in the past years, large, deployable high frequency apertures remain a limitation. The goal of this work was to develop a large 1 meter antenna operating at 35.75 Ghz for RADAR applications. A reflectarray design was selected, as the flat panels were compatible with the CubeSat form factor. A center-fed, Cassegrain configuration was selected for the feed, to minimize deployed height. The flat panel configuration and Cassegrain feed allowed the entire 1 meter antenna to be compatible with a 6U bus, leaving a little under 4U of volume for remaining instrument and spacecraft components. Several iterations of the design have been built and tested, with an RF test of a fully deployed assembly being completed most recently. The goal is to have the antenna flight ready before 2020. 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, 2019 en_US
dc.title Deployment Mechanisms for High Packing Efficiency OneMeter Reflectarray Antenna (OMERA) en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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