Design of a Space Based HF Vector Sensor Antenna for the AERO-VISTA Missions

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The Auroral Emissions Radio Observer (AERO) and Vector Interferometry Space Technology using AERO (VISTA) missions are nano-satellite programs funded by NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) for Heliophysics. These missions will use identical spacecraft to observe radio emissions in Earth's ionosphere at low earth orbit. This talk will describe the design, modeling, and prototyping of a 0.1 MHz to 15 MHz vector sensor antenna. The antenna is comprised of 3 orthogonal dipoles and 3 orthogonal loop antennas, and is capable of spatial and polarimetric resolution of radio sources.

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  • Date: 05 Dec 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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  • Starts 09 November 2023 12:00 PM
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Alex Morris Alex Morris


Alex Morris an associate staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the RF Technology Group, where he works on the development of phased array antennas and small HF receiver systems. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he received B.S. (2011) and M.S. (2014) degrees in Electrical Engineering.