41st ESA Antenna Workshop

Noordwijk, Netherlands
September 25-28, 2023
We are pleased to share our participation in the 41st ESA Antenna Workshop, which took place  in Noordwijk. It is located in the Netherlands, is a picturesque coastal town known for its stunning beaches and charming atmosphere. It is also home to the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), where the ESA Antenna Workshop was held. ESTEC serves as the European Space Agency's primary research and technology development center, making it a fitting venue for this esteemed event. We are pleased that we were able to actively participate in the 41st antenna workshop, which took place from September 25 to 28, 2023, and present our work there. During the event, we also had a special place for the new I4BAGS leaflet, which was available for attendees to pick up.
Presentation: "Extension of Reference Materials for Standardization in the Production of Large Deployable Antennas"
Date and Time: 10:20 AM, September 26, 2023
Location: NEWTON Conference Room
Our presentation delved into the vital topic of reference materials and their significance in the production of large deployable antennas. During this presentation, we shared valuable insights into our latest developments and innovations in this field.
Full paper: Link
Presentation: Link
"Our paper addressed the critical need for characterizing and evaluating materials in antenna research and industry, particularly in the context of mmWave frequencies. Extensive round-robin testing had revealed the challenges posed by increased dielectric losses in microwave materials when applied to mmWave. The study utilized a new measuring setup, the results of which were included in standardized benchmarking, extracting electromagnetic parameters using consistent principles across laboratories. The focus was on low-loss materials like Cyclo Olefin Polymer and Precision Teflon. Additionally, the paper previewed research on standardizing Fused Silica and highlighted the role of standardization in the space industry, showcasing characterization methods and Digital Twins principles for extracting electromagnetic parameters."

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the organizers of the 41st ESA Antenna Workshop for their dedication and hard work in making the event a success!
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