The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Space-Borne Active Antenna


This article aims at illustrating the role that Additive Manufacturing can play in the development of active antennas for space applications. Three relevant examples are considered: a new radiating element for low power consumption in LEO satellites, an iso-phase waveguide cluster to simplify the accommodation of active arrays in GEO payloads and antenna clusters to reduce the mass and cost of GEO DRAs.

2023 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Lucas Polo-López
Lucas Polo-López
Research engineer

My research interests include computational electromagnetics, fully-metallic antenna arrays and additive manufacturing.