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