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Title: Design of a large dual polarized Ku band reflectarray for space borne radar altimeter
Authors: Hodges, Richard E.
Zawadzki, Mark
Keywords: reflectarray
Issue Date: 20-Jun-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Monterey, California, June 20-26, 2004.
Abstract: We describe the design of a large dual-beam, dual polarized reflectarray designed for a space-based radar altimeter. This application requires a 2.16 X 0.35 m aperture that can be folded for launch stowage. Low mass and >50% efficiency are also required. A reflectarray antenna offers the best approach but also presents unique technical challenges since a reflectarry has never been used in a space based radar application. In what follows, we describe the design, analysis and measurements of a breadboard test array built to demonstrate the reflectarray concept.
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