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Antennas for Modern Small Satellites

Gao, Steven, Clark, K., Unwin, Martin, Zackrisson, J., Shiroma, W. A., Akagi, J. M., Maynard, K, Garner, P., Boccia, Luigi, Amendola, Giandomenico, and others. (2009) Antennas for Modern Small Satellites. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 51 (4). pp. 40-56. ISSN 1045-9243. (doi:10.1109/MAP.2009.5338683) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

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 ldquoconventionalrdquo large satellite is similar to that between a modern compact laptop and a ldquoconventionalrdquo 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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MAP.2009.5338683
Uncontrolled keywords: INSPEC: CONTROLLED INDEXING satellite antennas INSPEC: NON CONTROLLED INDEXING microsatellites modern small satellites nano-satellites satellite antennas AUTHOR KEYWORDS Antennas GPS antennas cube-sat micro satellite nano-sat satellite antennas small satellites IEEE TERMS Aerospace industry Costs Digital signal processing Industrial relations Modems Proposals Satellite antennas Space missions Space technology Very large scale integration
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 15:10 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35720 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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