Shape-control experiment of space reconfigurable reflector using antenna reception power

Hiraku Sakamoto, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kosei Ishimura, Akihiro Doi, Yusuke Kono, Naoko Matsumoto, Kimihiro Kimura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)


The present paper reports the results of shape-control experiments using the smart secondary reflector prototype for satellite-borne radio-astronomy. The shape of the secondary reflector is modified by six special piezoelectric actuators with displacement magnification mechanisms. The experiments successfully demonstrated that the reception power of the antenna system has been improved by the shape control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103940
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2016 Jan 42016 Jan 8

Publication series

Name3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference


Other3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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