Astronomy & Space Sciences

Title :

Design of active flexible and re-configurable parabolic antenna using SMA based smart actuators

Area of research :

Astronomy & Space Sciences

Focus area :

SMA based smart actuators, Parabolic Antenna


Executive Summary :

Under this project, a new strategy of shape control of a flexible parabolic antenna actuated with Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) springs has been developed. Such antenna systems can be used to send signal at a desired location by a controlled deflection of the antenna system. To verify the findings, a controlled closed loop algorithm has been developed using MATLAB / SIMULINK in the d-space environment for a one meter diameter Antenna System.

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