The design of a microstrip antenna array for a UHF space telemetry link

@inproceedings{Post1981TheDO,
  title={The design of a microstrip antenna array for a UHF space telemetry link},
  author={R S Post and David T. Stephenson},
  year={1981}
}
An array of microstrip antenna panels was designed for use on a small instrumented satellite as part of a 400-MHz telemetry link between that satellite and NASA's shuttle spacecraft. A roughly omnidirectional \phi -plane pattern was desired. The 1.4-wavelength diameter of the satellite and the various ports and structures on its surface presented strong constraints on the antenna array design. Eight antennas, each one a quarter-wavelength panel with one radiating and one shorted edge, were… CONTINUE READING