Development of a metalised carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) antenna reflector for satellite communication

Mathur, AC and Somasekhar, BSM and Kumar, Mohan and Srikanth, L and Kumar, Rahul and Venkatsubramanium, D and Rao, RMVGK (2008) Development of a metalised carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) antenna reflector for satellite communication. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology (INCAST 2008-042), 26-28 Jun 2008, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    The Antenna reflectors made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) are used in spacecrafts for Satellite Communication in C, S and Ku bands. For futuristic Satellite Communication applications in x2018;Kax2019; band, there is a need of improving the reflectivity for Radio Frequency (RF) signals by metallising the surface of CFRP reflectors. The space qualified CFRP reflectors have been developed by ISRO for various GEOSAT projects but the process for developing a space qualified reflector having a metallized surface has not been established in the country. Recently, efforts in this hither to fore unexplored domain have been made jointly by Space Application Center, Ahemadabad and National Aerospace lab, Bangalore to develop reflectors with metallized surface.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to National Aerospace Laboratories
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Satellite communication;Carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP);Antenna reflector
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    Division/Department: Other, Other, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2009
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 14:24
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/4996

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