Analysis and design of quasi-periodic surfaces
QUPES is a dedicated software tool for the analysis and design of quasi-periodic surfaces such as reflectarrays, frequency selective surfaces (FSS), transmitarrays, etc. Starting from the definition and design of the unit cell geometry to the optimisation of the entire finite-sized structures, QUPES provides the needed capabilities to design a periodic/quasi-periodic surface in a single tool, thus avoiding the need of using multiple software packages.
Easy definition and optimisation of periodic unit cells
A build-in library of commonly used periodic unit cell geometries is included in QUPES, making it easy for the user to define periodic unit cells. Also, user-defined geometries are possible. Using the optimisation capabilities included in TICRA Tools, the user can optimise the periodic unit cell geometries to fulfil certain reflection/transmission properties.
Unique capabilities for the design of quasi-periodic surfaces
The product is a result of several years of research and contains unique capabilities that are not available in any other commercial software packages. In particular, the capability of optimising entire quasi-periodic surfaces directly for goals on the final radiation pattern has proven to be the enabling technology for achieving high-performance designs.
Seamless integration with the other products in TICRA Tools
The capabilities in QUPES are seamlessly integrated with the other software products in TICRA Tools, meaning that the user can have access to all the existing functionalities in TICRA Tools together with the capabilities in QUPES. For instance, this allows the user to design advanced high-performance reflector systems consisting of periodic/quasi-periodic surfaces.
Jakob Rosenkrantz de Lasson
- Predicted and Measured Antenna Patterns of the European Large Deployable Reflector
- A Doubly Curved Modulated Frequency Selective Surface Sub-Reflector in a Dual-Band (Tx/Rx) Multiple-Beam Reflector Antenna
- RF Modeling and Measurements of a Reflectarray for Synthetic Aperture Radar for Earth Observations