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Vast Satcom Antennas (VASANTs) as an enabling technology for commercial satellite communications

Stuttard, Matthew, Amos, Sonya, Aspden, Peter, Bowyer, Mark, Bridges, Chris and McLaren, Steve (2018) Vast Satcom Antennas (VASANTs) as an enabling technology for commercial satellite communications In: 16th Reinventing Space conference, 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2018, Royal Aeronautical Society, London, UK.

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Abstract

Vast Satcom Antenna (VASANT) is an ongoing system and business case development study for a very large radio-frequency antenna (>>40m diameter) assembled and/or fabricated in space. Such an antenna would be enabling for radical new commercial satcom services to complement the coming broadband satcom constellations. The disruptive capabilities from such a high gain, high bandwidth antenna include potentially building penetration (at VHF) and support for very compact, omni-directional user terminals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Stuttard, Matthew
Amos, Sonya
Aspden, Peter
Bowyer, Mark
Bridges, ChrisC.P.Bridges@surrey.ac.uk
McLaren, Steve
Date : 30 October 2018
Funders : UK Space Agency
Grant Title : National Space Technology Programme
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2018 by the British Interplanetary Society. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Antenna; GEO satcom; In-space manufacturing; Broadband mobile
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Additional Information : Paper no. BIS-RS-2018-04
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 21 Mar 2019 10:55
Last Modified : 21 Mar 2019 11:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850828

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