High-Accuracy Space Antenna Reflector for Enhanced SATCOM Applications

Harris Corporation has released a next-gen space antenna reflector solution to provide critical communication links between satellites and ground stations. The Perimeter Truss, is lighter and more compact than competitive and legacy reflector designs. When stowed, it is 30 percent shorter than current industry architectures and weighs 50% less than legacy designs – creating more flexibility for satellite and mission designers to reallocate mass to other payloads.

Harris is offering the Perimeter Truss in sizes ranging from 3 to 22 meters in diameter. With a composite structure and Harris’ proprietary high-frequency mesh, the new reflector architecture was developed to meet the increased demand for more accurate, more compact, and lighter reflectors.

The reflector was designed to support the most technically challenging communication and science missions and is one of two new designs that make up Harris’ expanded portfolio of reflector architectures. The company introduced its High Compaction Ratio Reflector late last year.

The company recently celebrated the production of its 100th un-furlable mesh reflector. Harris is one of the leaders in the space and has been manufacturing space antennas since the 1970s. The company invests more than $300 million annually on research and development of its reflector technologies. Harris is showcasing their antenna reflector solutions at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, D.C.

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