Multi-switch waveguide image courtesy of Tesat-Spacecom (above)
Design and manufacture radio frequency (RF) passive hardware with efficient, lightweight 3D printed components to guide, filter, modulate, or amplify communications signals from earth to satellite and back
Pushing the Boundaries of RF Passive Hardware Design
In collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Univ Rennes, CNRS, IETR - UMR 6164, 3D Systems produced several thousand elements of this MTS antenna on a single base plate. Low profile and low mass make this an ideal Ka band antenna type for SmallSats and CubeSats.
Reference: D. González‐Ovejero, O. Yurduseven, G. Chattopadhyay and N. Chahat, “Metasurface Antennas: Flat Antennas for Small Satellites,” in CubeSat Antenna Design , IEEE, 2021, pp.255-313.