Development of a detailed system model of the Eleven feed receiver using the CAESAR software
Paper i 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, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Avancerad mottagarutveckling

Rob Maaskant

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

A. Clark

University of Witwatersrand

Miroslav Pantaleev

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium

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)


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