Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Towards the New-Space Era with Foldable Phased-Array Transmitters for Small Satellites

New design for a foldable phased-array transmitter can help make satellites lightweight, smaller, and cost-efficient to launch, report scientists at Tokyo Tech. The transmitter is made of stacked layers of liquid crystal polymer and incorporates flexible creases, which provide flexibility and deployability. The new design could make research and implementation of space technologies more accessible to private companies and startups.