Electromagnetic, Thermal, Stress and Deformation Analysis of a Space-Based Satellite Dish Antenna



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08/13/2012

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This paper presents a multiphysics analysis of a space-based communication satellite dish antenna. Electromagnetic losses due to induced high-frequency surface currents lead to partial, asymmetric heatingof the structure, causing stress and deformation. A final electromagnetic analysis is performed on the resultingdeformed structure to determine the effect of the deformation on the antenna pattern and overall performance.

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