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Miniaturized retrodirective arrays for small-satellite platforms

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Title:Miniaturized retrodirective arrays for small-satellite platforms
Authors:Iwami, Reece Takaichi
Date Issued:Dec 2011
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2011]
Abstract:Integrating a retrodirective array (RDA) and a small-satellite, like a CubeSat, presents unique challenges due to the platform's restrictions in terms of size, weight, and power limitations. This thesis focuses on developing novel RDA architectures that are directly suited for this resource-constrained platform. A null-scanning RDA, which was the first architecture to utilize a null for power detection, is presented. A new digital architecture implemented in the small-satellite-optimized RDA is shown. Practical design considerations for improving RDA performance are outlined. A conceptual design for a 1.5U CubeSat RDA is also presented.
Description:M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2011.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections: M.S. - Electrical Engineering

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