Accession Number:

ADA061712

Title:

Parametric Antenna Analysis Software Package. Volume 1. Aperture Theory and Design Tables

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

At the present time many programs exist that calculate radiation patterns of particular aperture-type antenna systems or configurations. However, a new set of software is often needed for each antenna that is analyzed. The program described in this report is an effort to overcome this problem, particularly for large aperture array antenna systems. The software package described herein is capable of modeling a wide variety of antenna configurations. The key goals were speed, accuracy, versatility, and ease of use. The software described provides a tool for accurate quantitative as well as qualitative aperture antenna analysis. Although intended primarily for far-field pattern analysis of large discrete planar arrays, the package can also be used to model reflector antenna systems and optical systems. Any aperture which can be adequately modeled by an array of up to 1000 x 1000 sample points can be treated via the software package. The package has been designed to enable rapid parameter variations for various analytic purposes. Many commonly used factors, such as Taylor and Bayliss weighting functions aperture shapes, such as rectangular, circular and elliptical, as well as randomizing and statistical weightings for either amplitude or phase characteristics are built into the program. The report briefly reviews the theory involved, the parameters available, INPUT AND OUTPUT REQUIREMENTS. Examples to illustrate usage are provided, as is a complete User Manual for the software package.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE