Development of a detailed system model of the Eleven feed receiver using the CAESAR software
Paper in proceeding, 2012

A mathematically general method is presented for exporting the far-field patterns, radiation efficiency and impedance data, for multi-port antennas, from EM solvers to the microwave circuit simulator of the CAESAR software in order to perform the analysis of a multi-port antenna-receiver system. This hybrid modelling approach offers a few important advantages over the early developed modelling methods and standard simulation tools; including the capability to predict the correlated noise contributions due to both internal and external noise sources, while exploiting the translation/rotation symmetry of the antenna structure to reduce computation time. This approach is validated using folded dipole antennas and applied to model a more complex antenna-receiver system the Eleven antenna feed operating from 2 to 12 GHz which consists of four log-periodic dipole arrays co-integrated with LNAs, a balun and hybrid combining network. The Eleven feed receiver model is verified by comparing the simulation results with the measurements performed with a practical system.


Benjamin Klein

University of Witwatersrand

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Advanced Receiver Development

Rob Maaskant

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

A. Clark

University of Witwatersrand

Miroslav Pantaleev

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2012; Prague; Czech Republic; 26 March 2012 through 30 March 2012

3416-3420 6206386
978-145770918-0 (ISBN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering





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