Development of stiff and extendible electromagnetic sensors for space missions

Y. Kasaba, A. Kumamoto, K. Ishisaka, H. Kojima, K. Higuchi, A. Watanabe, A. Watanabe

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We developed three types of stiff and extendible electromagnetic sensors in rigid monopole antenna, loop antenna, and Yagi-Uda antenna for future space missions. They are based on carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) technologies, in order to fulfill severe requirements, i.e. enough stiffness, light mass, compact storage, safe extension, and reasonable test efforts. One of them, rigid monopole antennas, coupled with an inflatable actuator system, was successfully used in the JAXA S-520-23 sounding rocket experiment in September 2007. Applications of those antennas are expected in space plasma missions including the SCOPE program, sounding rocket experiments, planetary radar remote sensing, and landing radio measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geosciences
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 21: Solar Terrestrial (ST)
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789812838209
ISBN (Print)9812838198, 9789812838193
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1


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