Session

Pre-Conference Workshop Session 4: Advanced Concepts I - Research & Academia

Location

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Abstract

A deployable antenna membrane is one of the promising solutions to achieve a higher speed of satellite communication and earth observation in small satellites. Unlike conventional deployable antennas, the proposed approach permits low flatness of the antenna membrane and compensates it electrically. By eliminating the conventional large deployment and support structure, the proposed non-planar membrane can be lighter and installed in small satellites. We introduce two types of membrane antennas: reflectarray antennas and active phased-array transceivers.

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Aug 7th, 12:00 AM

Ultra-Lightweight Deployable Antenna Membrane Technology for Future Non-terrestrial 6G Network and Earth Observation

Utah State University, Logan, UT

A deployable antenna membrane is one of the promising solutions to achieve a higher speed of satellite communication and earth observation in small satellites. Unlike conventional deployable antennas, the proposed approach permits low flatness of the antenna membrane and compensates it electrically. By eliminating the conventional large deployment and support structure, the proposed non-planar membrane can be lighter and installed in small satellites. We introduce two types of membrane antennas: reflectarray antennas and active phased-array transceivers.