Accession Number:

ADA023480

Title:

Multiwall Radome Analysis Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1974-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This report describes a computer analysis tool for calculating the electrical transmission and reflection properties of a multiwall radome. The radome program may be used with a suitable antenna program to estimate the effects of the radome on the antenna pattern. The analysis tool is comprised of two programs, a radome-geometry program, RADOME, and a flat-panel analysis program, WAVES2. The geometry program calculates the incidence angle for each ray a ray represents the radiated RF power from each antenna element at the radome wall. The output data from the geometry program, RADOME, serves as input to the flat-panel program. The flat-panel program then calculates the electrical transmission and reflection parameters of the radome for each ray. These parameters may then be used with a suitable free-space antenna pattern simulation program, and the resultant antenna pattern in the presence of the radome can be computed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE