Full-wave Optimization of Large Compact Antenna Test Ranges

The challenges related to the increasing physical size of satellite platforms carry over to a number of related areas, including the design of Compact Antenna Test Ranges (CATRs) capable of handling such structures. In the present paper, we consider the design of a large CATR and use state-of-the-art Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) software, based on fullwave methods to fully include the important diffraction effects, to perform various parameter studies and ultimately allow full-scale optimization of a CATR.

Publication: Proc. EuCAP’2016, 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Place: Davos, Switzerland, 10-15 April 2016

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