Irregular segmentation of paraboloidal reflectors

  title={Irregular segmentation of paraboloidal reflectors},
  author={A. C. Brown},
  journal={IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. 1996 Digest},
  pages={242-245 vol.1}
  • A.C. Brown
  • Published 1996 in
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society…
The use of flat sections to approximate a paraboloidal reflector have been developed for satellite antennas to facilitate their deployment in space. To that end, reflectors using both hexagonal and triangular segmentation have been developed. Segmented reflectors could be useful for low cost, light weight, and easily erected satellite Earth terminal or TVRO antennas. To make such antennas cost effective, one would like to minimize the number of flat sections required to obtain a satisfactory… CONTINUE READING