Folding, Tessellation, and Deployment of an Origami-Inspired Active-Material-Enabled Self-Folding Reflector Antenna

Deanna M. Sessions, Joshua T. Ruff, Francisco A. Espinal, Gregory H. Huff, Sameer S. Jape, E. A. Peraza-Hernandez, Dimitris C. Lagoudas, Darren J. Hartl, Beatriz Borges

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Abstract

The effects of tessellation facet size and focal length to diameter ratio on the radiation pattern of an origami-inspired parabolic reflector antenna are presented. Tessellations are determined from the discretization of a parabolic dish into an approximate faceted structure. Varying levels of discretization are analyzed for their impact on antenna behavior. Structural and electromagnetic modeling and simulation tools are presented for their applications in origami-based designs. A structural prototype is presented to demonstrate manufacturing and folding abilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages929-930
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671023
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2018Jul 13 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/8/187/13/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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