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Deployable Helical Antennas for CubeSats

Olson, Gina M. and Pellegrino, Sergio and Banik, Jeremy and Constantine, Joseph (2013) Deployable Helical Antennas for CubeSats. In: 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. AIAA , Reston, VA, Art. No. 1671. ISBN 978-1-62410-223-3.

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This paper explores the behavior of a self-deploying helical pantograph antenna for CubeSats. The helical pantograph concept is described along with concepts for attachment to the satellite bus. Finite element folding simulations of a pantograph consisting of eight helices are presented and compared to compaction force experiments done on a prototype antenna. Reflection coefficient test are also presented, demonstrating the operating frequency range of the prototype antenna. The helical pantograph is shown to be a promising alternative to current small satellite antenna solutions.

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Additional Information:© 2013 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Support from the Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Space Scholars Program and AFOSR (award no. FA9550-13-1-0061, program manager Dr David Stargel) is gratefully acknowledged.
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