Lightweight, folding antennas for space.

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Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Group

Designed by Oxford Space Systems with a production boost from Progressive Advanced Materials.

Having designed an innovative new antenna system, Oxford Space Systems needed a supplier partner willing and capable of developing new machining methods for crucial aspects of construction which would enable the antenna’s metal mesh reflector surface to deploy as a perfect parabola. The kind of expertise in precision machining and finishing that Progressive Advanced Materials is known for.

You can read more on the Oxford Space Systems website here, including an animation of the antenna deploying. You can also watch the deployment of a prototype around 10 minutes into this fascinating TEdx talk given by one of the Oxford Space System founders, Vincent Fraux.

Download our Case Study to read more about Oxford Space Systems and find out how Progressive Advanced Materials helped contribute to the manufacture of their wrapped-rib antenna.

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