Miniaturisation of On-board Antenna sys using Additive Manufacturing Techniques


Additive Manufacturing (AM) uses data computer-aided-design (CAD) software or 3D object scanners to direct hardware to deposit material, layer upon layer, in precise geometric shapes. As a component of challenge 6, it is proposed to develop miniaturised on-board antennas for Payload data download and TM/TC communication which are to be deployed on small satellites. The AM technology is to be utilised to for fabricating the miniaturised antennas for smallsats.