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Sub-millimetre-wave and far infrared ESA missions with a focus on antenna technologies
Author(s): Peter de Maagt; Arturo Polegre; Gerry Crone

Paper Abstract

The are of (sub)millimetre wave and far-infrared antenna technology is a very dynamic sector in electromagnetics. Several future ESA missions have been planned and their requirements are pushing the limits of existing technologies.

Feasibility studies have provided baseline concepts, which have helped to grasp the main features of these instruments and to identify their critical aspects. A number of scientific and technical activities have then followed, dedicated to specific topics. The paper discusses (sub)millimetre wave and far-infrared Earth observation and astronomical instruments.

Furthermore, generic technology work carried out in the frame of ESA contracts, applicable to this frequency range, is reported on.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10569, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000, 105690Y (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307878
Show Author Affiliations
Peter de Maagt, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Arturo Polegre, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Gerry Crone, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10569:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000
Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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