Antenna system design for olfar's inter-satellite link


Willink-Castro, T. and Budianu, A. and Meijerink, A. and Bentum, M.J. (2012) Antenna system design for olfar's inter-satellite link. In: 63rd International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2012, 1-5 October 2012, Naples, Italy (pp. B2.3.5).

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Abstract:Initiatives to perform space-based radio astronomy below 30 MHz have emerged recently, since novel technological developments have increased their feasibility. The Orbiting Low-Frequency Array for Radio Astronomy (OLFAR) project, one of these initiatives, aims to use a swarm of nano-satellites to implement an interferometric array in space. For its astronomical tasks, OLFAR requires that each satellite is able to establish a high-data-rate radio link with any other. We propose a design of the antenna system for these links, in which we present a design approach and describe an antenna configuration, a control strategy and individual antenna characteristics that satisfy OLFAR’s requirements.
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