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A MULTI FACETS COMPOSITE PANEL REFLECTARRAY ANTENNA FOR A SPACE CONTOURED BEAM ANTENNA IN KU BAND

By H. Legay, D. Bresciani, E. Labiole, R. Chiniard, and R. Gillard

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Abstract:
A 1.3 m piecewise reflectarray demonstrator has been designed, manufactured and tested, that radiates a contoured beam coverage over North America. A very good agreement is obtained between the theoretical and measured radiation patterns. Many innovative techniques and processes were developed in order to meet the challenging specifications of a space telecommunication antenna.

Citation:
H. Legay, D. Bresciani, E. Labiole, R. Chiniard, and R. Gillard, "A Multi Facets Composite Panel Reflectarray Antenna for a Space Contoured Beam Antenna in Ku Band," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 54, 1-26, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIERB13061407

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