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

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dc.contributor.author Sauder, Jonathan F.
dc.contributor.author Arya, Manan
dc.contributor.author Chahat, Nacer
dc.contributor.author Thiel, Ellen
dc.contributor.author Dunphy, Sean
dc.contributor.author Shi, Megjan
dc.contributor.author Agnes, Greg
dc.contributor.author Cwik, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-12T17:19:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-12T17:19:16Z
dc.date.issued 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.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/48369
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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