Standard/Handbook for RF Ionization Breakdown Prevention in Spacecraft Components
Antenna Systems Department, The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo
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This document provides a standardized process for mitigation of radio frequency RF ionization breakdown IB within spacecraft components. As the companion to the multipactor document, Aerospace Report No. TOR-2014-02198, StandardHandbook for Radio Frequency Breakdown Prevention in Spacecraft Components, this document expands the scope to include system engineering processes to prevent ionization breakdown. It is meant for component designers and satellite systemengineers, as well as the customer community. It provides worst-case conditions, margin requirements, and state-of-the-art verification methods for those requirements. The recommended methods are provided to ensure proper requirement verification for all satellite and spacecraft RF components susceptible to ionization breakdown.