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INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC MATERIAL FOR ERECTABLE LENSES.
GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OHIO
Material-structure systems characterized by light weight, a dielectric constant of 3.6 to 4.0, low dissipative loss, and erectability from a compact state in an orbital environment were investigated to implement a concept for a high-gain passive nonoriented communications statellite based on covering a large diameter sphere with thin lens-reflector elements. A lens medium of a random maze of aluminum slivers in a plastic filament was selected as a practical system and an inflatable element was built, electrically tested, and erected in a simulated orbital environment. Author
Report on Development of a Material and Techniques for Fabricating Electromagnetic Lens in an Orbit Environment.