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dc.contributor.authorCorral van Damme, Carlosen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan der Vorst, Maartenen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuidi, Rodolfoen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenolol, Simonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-20T20:18:00Z
dc.date.available2009-01-20T20:18:00Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-25en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/26441
dc.descriptionThis presentation was part of the session : Ongoing and Proposed EDL Technology Developmenten_US
dc.descriptionSixth International Planetary Probe Workshopen_US
dc.description.abstractThe canopy of the parachutes of planetary entry probes may be used to integrate elements of the antennas in charge of the communications with the orbiter spacecraft during the descent. The additional surface provided by the parachute may allow the implementation of higher gain antennas compared to more conventional solutions where the antenna is installed on the lander. For missions where the acquired scientific data needs to be transmitted during the descent through the atmosphere, the higher gain could maximize the scientific return of the mission. In this paper, designs for a steerable S-band patch array antenna located on the canopy of a disk-gap-band parachute are presented. A retrodirective technique is used to point the antenna beam in the direction of the orbiter. The design concept is flexible and can be adapted to different mission requirements and constraints (frequency band, etc.). Different configurations are analysed in terms of the antenna performance, the aerodynamics of the parachute, the link budget, and the impact on the mission at system level. A system prototype is being built and will be dropped from a balloon for testing. Finally, recommendations on the developments required for this technology as well as on its potential applications are provided, including the analysis of the possible use of these antennas for planetary exploration balloons.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Space Agencyen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIPPW08. Ongoing and Proposed EDL Technology Developmenten_US
dc.subjectPlanetary entry probesen_US
dc.subjectCommunicationsen_US
dc.subjectParachutesen_US
dc.titleAntenna Elements Integrated into the Parachutes of Planetary Entry Probesen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameCIMSA Ingeniería de Sistemas, S.A.en_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGMV S. A.en_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameIDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S. p. Aen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameEuropean Space Research and Technology Centreen_US


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