The Teletenna — a Hybrid Telescope Antenna System

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  • TBMG-34178
Published 2019-04-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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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.