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A deployable bottom fed conical log-spiral antenna for CubeSat applications

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Title: A deployable bottom fed conical log-spiral antenna for CubeSat applications
Author: Ernest, Anthony
Advisor(s): Chistodoulou, Christos
Committee Member(s): Gilmore, Mark
Tawk, Youssef
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Subject(s): Conical Log-Spiral Antenna
CubeSat
Ultra Wide Band
Antenna Design
Deployable
LC Subject(s): Space vehicles--Radio antennas.
Antenna arrays.
Expandable space structures.
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: The requirements for deployable antenna systems on micro-satellites, specifically on the CubeSat platform, are ever changing. This thesis will address the possible antenna systems that would best be deployed on a CubeSat, with the major focus on the conical log-spiral antenna (CLSA) due to its frequency independent characteristics. The antenna design will then go beyond the published works of the CLSA to introduce a new feeding concept, a bottom fed CLSA. Necessity for this feeding rises out of limited deploying capabilities of the CubeSat platform, which is significantly smaller than the proposed antenna due to frequency constraints. A scaled prototype of the bottom fed CLSA is investigated and optimized. The scaled antenna system is constructed and the results are presented.
Graduation Date: May 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20768

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