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Modeling for Space

Most electromagnetic simulators are designed to be general purpose tools. The obvious disadvantage is that their applicability and efficiency is limited compared with dedicated solutions when specific and complex problems need to be solved.
Antenna Design Framework has been developed balancing general capabilities with specific computational modules and procedures to efficiently solve complex problems typical of space applications:

  • Analysis of the effect of plasma plumes emitted by ion thrusters mounted on spacecraft, on the radiation performance of antennas (blocking effects, pattern distortion, spurious modulation of RF signal)
  • Analysis of antennas installed aboard re-entry vehicles; blocking and distortion effects of the high temperature plasma cloud; computation of the channel transfer function between vehicle and ground stations during their whole trajectory
  • RE-RS analyses inside a spacecraft bus based on the Oversized Cavity Theory (Power Balance Method)
  • Full-wave optimization of spacecraft performance of multi-functional and structural antenna systems
  • Multi-methods analysis of the interactions between feeders and reflectors
  • Risk analysis and control for Passive Intermodulation Products (PIM)