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Title: High-capacity communications from Martian distances part 2 : spacecraft antennas and power systems
Authors: Hodges, Richard E.
Kodis, Mary Anne
Epp, Larry W.
Orr, Richard
Schuchman, Leonard
Collins, Michael
Sands, O. Scott
Vyas, Hemali
Williams, W. Dan
Keywords: antennas
interplanetary communications
Issue Date: 27-Sep-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: 12th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference, Naples, Italy, September 27-29 2006
Abstract: This paper summarizes recent advances in antenna and power systems technology to enable a high data rate Ka-band Mars-to-Earth telecommunications system. Promising antenna technologies are lightweight, deployable space qualified structures at least 12-m in diameter (potentially up to 25-m). These technologies include deployable mesh reflectors, inflatable reflectarray and folded thermosetting composite. Advances in 1kW-class RF power amplifiers include both TWTA and SSPA technologies
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