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Title: Antenna cluster for spacecraft high effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP)
Authors: Clauss, Robert C.
Lovick, Richard B.
Mysoor, Narayan R.
Zitzelberger, John
Keywords: antenna
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
beam - steering
Issue Date: 5-Mar-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 05-12, 2005.
Abstract: The results of a trade study comparing the single-antenna approach with the antenna-cluster approach are given, using a cluster of four antennas. The system architecture and the high-EIRP cluster concept are described. Advantages pf the cluster concept over a single antenna include electronic beam steering, reduced antenna mass, higher antenna efficiency, lower point density in the transmit system components, spatial power combing and graceful degradation.
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