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Ka-Band PAA for Satellite Telemetry System for RLVs & Aircraft, Phase II

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Ka-Band PAA for Satellite Telemetry System for RLVs & Aircraft, Phase II
The development and implementation of passive phased array antennas (PAAs) offers significant performance benefits over the current active arrays. The keys to successful development are the low-loss phase shifters and the integration of these phase shifters into a modular and scaleable antenna architecture for broad utilization for high data rate communications. The Phase 1 effort demonstrated a 3.0 dB 360-degree finline phase shifter at 25.25 to 27.5 GHz. The proposed effort will build on this Phase I phase shifter development and include the design, simulation, testing and integration of the rest of the antenna design and packaging for ease of manufacturing and scalability such that ~15dBi gain antenna is built and delivered to NASA for evaluation. More »

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