The Teletenna — a Hybrid Telescope Antenna System

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34178
Published April 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a hybrid telescope antenna system — Teletenna — to deliver high-data-rate communication over great distances. Teletenna has the potential to benefit deep space missions and communications on Earth. By combining two very different communications systems — optics and radio frequency (RF) — Teletenna capitalizes on the benefits of each system while overcoming conflicting engineering requirements.