Successful PIM campaign at ESA-VSC High Power RF Laboratory
In the frame of a German national project called HISST a comprehensive (research) PIM test campaign has successfully been conducted. Not only the verification of HPS reflector technology concerning PIM but also a comprehensive material and design research was essence and purpose of this campaign.
- frequencies in Ka-band
- PIM order: 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th were investigated
- material samples, breadboards and reflector models were tested (more than 60 tests overall)
- Mostly CFRP parts but also future space materials
- HPS PIM mitigation measures analysed.