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Deployable Ka-Band Reflectarray

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CC36P
Agency Tracking Number: 150294
Amount: $123,466.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T5.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-09
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Jacob Portukalian
 Lead RF Engineer
 (626) 679-5421
Business Contact
 Austin Williams
Title: Business Official
Phone: (480) 227-1113
Research Institution
 University of California, Los Angeles
 Andrew Probasco
11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1406
United States

 (310) 794-0193
 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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