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Deployable Ka-Band Reflectarray
Title: Lead RF Engineer
Phone: (626) 679-5421
Title: Business Official
Phone: (480) 227-1113
Contact: Andrew Probasco
Phone: (310) 794-0193
Type: Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization
Tyvak, in collaboration with UCLA, proposes a novel approach to the challenge of creating a large reflector for Ka-band high data rate links. We propose to attach the primary reflector surface permanently to the surface of a 6U spacecraft and illuminate the reflector using a Cassegrain style subreflector with an illuminating antenna that is permanently mounted to the transmitter / receiver inside the satellite.
While other approaches focus on deploying the reflector surface itself, including Tyvak?s own deployable dish project, this proposed innovation uses minimal moving parts to achieve a high gain design.
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