Reference project: SMERALDA (Small and Medium Enterprises Research Analysis of Large Deployable Antennas)

Logo project SMERALDA

Study for a scientific small satellite mission of DLR (German Aerospace Center).

Customer: RWTH Aachen, Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik

Within the framework of a feasibility study, the topics of antenna development and the operation of these antennas in a small satellite mission were researched. In the course of project the scientific requirements were identified, payload specifications developed and hence the design of radar-payload and LDA-antenna were inferred. Furthermore, mission specifications for a scenario were chosen and an implementation plan up to the flight phase was prepared.