KaTENna High Gain Cubesat Antenna, 1m+

Deployable Satellite Antenna

Key Features

  • Proto-Flight completed December 2017

    • RF testing at 36 GHz complete

    • Measured 49.2 dBi gain at 36 GHz

    • ​Packaging, deployment, surface repeatability testing complete

  • Effective aperture = 1m (Baseline design)

  • Mass = 2.5 kg (reflector, boom and feed)

  • Packaged volume = 3U (10x10x30cm)

  • Offset fed, f/D = 0.75

  • Multiple feed options, including center fed

  • Scalable to 2-5m apertures

  • Applications

    • RF Communications

    • Active radar (weather, SAR)

    • Radiometer (ocean surface winds)

  • Patent Pending

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KaPDA High Gain Cubesat Antenna


-Tendeg is the exclusive licensee of NASA JPL’s KaPDA Ka-Band antenna

-All testing complete, NASA JPL RainCube flight in May 2018

-Patent Pending

-0.5m Deployed Aperture

-1.6U Stowed Volume

-42.7 dB Gain

-With modifications to subreflector and feed, antenna can be made to operate at S, C, X, Ku, and K bands

-Communication and radar applications

Deployable Satellite Antenna
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