Analysis of the EMBRACE aperture array antenna by the characteristic Basis Function Method
Paper i 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

Radio astronomy

Array sizes

Receiver noise temperatures

Characteristic basis function methods


Antenna phased arrays

Aperture arrays

Radar astronomy

Large phased arrays


M. J. Arts

Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy

Rob Maaskant

Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennsystem

G. W. Kant

Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy

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

959-962 6046469


Elektroteknik och elektronik