Analysis of the EMBRACE aperture array antenna by the characteristic Basis Function Method
Paper in proceeding, 2011

This paper describes the use of the Characteristic Basis Function Method for the simulation of large phased array antennas for radio astronomy. It will be shown how the antenna effective area and the receiver noise temperature depend on array size. Also the receiving sensitivity Aeff /T sys normalised with respect to the physical area of the array will be shown for different array sizes and scan angles.

Scan angle

Effective area

Array sizes

Antenna phased arrays

Receiver noise temperatures

Large phased arrays



Radar astronomy

Aperture arrays

Radio astronomy

Characteristic basis function methods


M. J. Arts

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

Rob Maaskant

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

G. W. Kant

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'11, Torino, 12-16 September 2011

959-962 6046469
978-161284978-2 (ISBN)

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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering





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