[amsat-bb] Moon project: why not a passive refeector?

andy thomas andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 2 14:07:31 PDT 2009


taking a tip from ECHO, why not improve the EME link budget by building a structure of resonant cavities at 2m or 70cm, and above? Such a structure could be built by a metallic (reflective) polymer surface "bubble" or pyramid, and an automatic system to inject hardening-foam to give it rigidity. 

Our beams on earth would point to the structure at a target frequency and the increased reflectivity of the structure would bring EME  possible for more modest arrays.

Would bring OSCAR-0 into the backyard...

justa thought...

andy G0SFJ


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