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Antennas for Modern Small Satellites

Gao, S, Clark, K, Unwin, M, Zackrisson, J, Shiroma, WA, Akagi, JM, Maynard, K, Garner, P, Boccia, L, Amendola, G , Massa, G, Underwood, C, Brenchley, M, Pointer, M and Sweeting, MN (2009) Antennas for Modern Small Satellites IEEE ANTENN PROPAG M, 51 (4). pp. 40-56.

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Modern small satellites (MSS) are revolutionizing the space industry. They can drastically reduce the mission cost, and can make access to space more affordable. The relationship between a modern small satellite and a "conventional" large satellite is similar to that between a modern compact laptop and a "conventional" work-station computer. This paper gives an overview of antenna technologies for applications in modern small satellites. First, an introduction to modern small satellites and their structures is presented. This is followed by a description of technical challenges in the antenna designs for modern small satellites, and the interactions between the antenna and modern small satellites. Specific antennas developed for modern small-satellite applications are then explained and discussed. The future development and a conclusion are presented.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Clark, K
Unwin, M
Zackrisson, J
Shiroma, WA
Akagi, JM
Maynard, K
Garner, P
Boccia, L
Amendola, G
Massa, G
Brenchley, M
Pointer, M
Date : August 2009
DOI : 10.1109/MAP.2009.5338683
Uncontrolled Keywords : Antennas, satellite antennas, small satellites, micro satellite, cube-sat, GPS antennas, nano-sat, ARRAY
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:58
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:08

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