Status on T.P.S. Integrated Hot Skin Antenna 941581
This paper presents the status of the telecommunication antennas that have been designed and manufactured within the development of the HERMES shuttle Rigid External Insulation. From the preliminary radio-frequency tests at high temperature to the complete C/SiC shingle antenna prototype, the design drivers, evaluation tests and manufacturing choices are discussed. Technical aspects are focused on thermal and mechanical compromises.