Accession Number : ADA307618

Title :   Microwave Antenna Technology: OSU Reflector Antenna Code. User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lee, T. H. ; Rudduck, R. C.

PDF Url : ADA307618

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 354

Abstract : The major purpose of this research is to provide a computer aided analysis and design capability for microwave reflector antenna systems, in the 1-40 GHz range. This capability will allow for the prediction of antenna gain and antenna temperature performance of reflector antennas, under various atmospheric conditions. The analysis and design capability was accomplished in part by further development of the OSU Reflector Antenna Code. The analysis capability of the Reflector Code was used to guide the design of the seven reflector antennas, of both the focal point and Cassegrain types. These seven reflector antenna designs were fabricated and tested. The measured data obtained from these tests were used to validate the Reflector Antenna Code. The use of the Reflector Antenna code is documented in Volume III of this final report. This report documents the seven reflector antenna designs which were fabricated and measured to demonstrate and test the computer aided analysis and design capability. Selected pattern and gain data calculated by the Reflector Antenna Code and the validating measured data are given. A more comprehensive set of measured data for the seven reflector antenna designs is presented in Volume II of this final report.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MICROWAVE ANTENNAS, USER MANUALS, PREDICTIONS, GAIN, REFLECTORS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE