Analytical Reflector

Features

  • Quick calculation of radiation patterns from single and multi feed reflector antennas
  • Specify reflector diameter or 3 dB beamwidth
  • Circularly polarized single and dual mode feeds
  • Scan effects and cross polarization neglected
  • Optimize shaped multi feed beams

Values

  • Easy to use
  • Get a good estimate for the required antenna size
  • Perform sanity checks on coverage requirements
  • Produce better specifications for your satellites
  • Improve the accuracy of your system’s link budget

Easy setup of reflector antennas

The analytical reflector add-on allows you to quickly define reflector antennas on your satellite. The add-on supports both center-fed and offset reflectors with a single or multiple feeds. Auto settings let you define the key parameters, such as the 3 dB beam width or the reflector diameter, while SATSOFT configures the appropriate antenna.

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Create multi beam systems

You can easily set up multi beam systems with a given beam width to check the required number of beams for a given coverage. This allows you to quickly asses the link budget, the necessary payload power, and other key system parameters.

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Synthesize shaped beams

Shaped beams can be synthesized for a given coverage area using the analytical reflector add-on and SATSOFT’s build-in optimizer. The result is a good estimate for the performance of a shaped reflector and allows you to do the first estimation of required size of the reflector and its gain and G/T.

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Your project may be complex, but we keep things simple. If you have any questions about our software or services, or you need expert consultancy, we are here to help.
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