European large deployable antenna: Development status and applications

F. Mini, G. L. Scialino, M. Milano, V. Lubrano, P. Conforto, P. Pellegrino, D. Caswell, J. Santiago Prowald, K. van 't Klooster, A. Cherniavsky, V. Korneev, I. Vorobey, A. Fedoseev

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This paper presents the development and the ultimate results of the qualification activities of the 12m unfurlable Reflector Assembly of the Large Deployable Antenna (LDA), jointly developed by the Prime Contractor: Alcatel Alenia Space Italia and several Partners, under an ESA contract. The qualification campaign will be finalized within September 2006, opening near term opportunities for space applications relying on a European technology. The paper also dedicates a section to a Flight Experiment (FE), which is a follow on activity of the LDA qualification, for the in orbit verification of the LDA performance. The final section of the paper provides an overview of
the LDA possible applications at System level.
Translated title of the contributionEuropesche Grote Ontvouwbare Antenne: Ontwikkelings Status en Toepassingen
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Subtitle of host publicationEuCAP 2006
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9290929375, 9789290929376
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event1st European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2006) - Nice, France
Duration: 6 Nov 200610 Nov 2006
Conference number: 1

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ISSN (Print)0379-6566


Conference1st European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2006)
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2006
OtherEuropean Conference on Antennas & Propagation 2006
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