Shape control experiment of space reector for extremely high frequency radio astronomy

Hiraku Sakamoto, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kosei Ishimura, Akihiro Doi, Yusuke Kono

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Abstract

The present paper reports the results of shape-control experiments using the smart secondary reflector prototype for satellite-borne radio-astronomy. The shape of the secondary reflector is modified by six special piezoelectric actuators with displacement magnification mechanisms. The experiments successfully demonstrated that the reception power of the antenna system has been improved by the shape control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2015
PublisherInternational Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies
ISBN (Electronic)9781510821897
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2015 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2015 Oct 142015 Oct 16

Other

Other26th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2015
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period15/10/1415/10/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sakamoto, H., Tanaka, H., Ishimura, K., Doi, A., & Kono, Y. (2015). Shape control experiment of space reector for extremely high frequency radio astronomy. In 26th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2015 International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies.