The reflectivity investigation of satellite and ground based antennas at 100-380 GHz and 80 K


  • Vladimir V. Parshin Applied Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation



mm and submm waves, antennas reflectivity, cryogenic temperatures


The satellite and ground based antenna reflectivity investigations have been made. It was revealed that the reflective coverings of some composite carbon fibers antennas have inadmissibly more reflective losses which lead to the essential noise temperature increasing of high sensitive cooled receivers. The significant anisotropy of carbon fibres antenna covering have been found. Unexpected reflectivity behaviour of satellite antenna reflectors at liquid nitrogen temperatures was found.


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