Electroforming-based technologies for manufacturing antenna-waveguide and solar power devices

1Gudramovych, VS, 2Gaiduchenko, AP, 2Kovalenko, AI
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
2Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2001, 7 ;(2-3):066-077
Section: Space Instruments
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
Technologies based on the electroforming method for manufacturing antenna-waveguides and solar power devices of various types are developed. The technological processes for manufacturing opticaltype antennas, pyramidal antennas, slot antennas, supported antenna mirror elements, concentrators for solar batteries are described. The results of the theoretical and experimental investigations of the dynamics, strength, heat conduction, and optics of the corresponding devices are summarized.
Keywords: antennas, solar power, space instruments
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