[Moon-net] Parabola Model, Pattern generation; with Random surface errors

Pat Barthelow aa6eg at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 26 21:46:26 CEST 2008


Are there any Antenna modeling programs, within reach of EME enthusiasts ( If not them, then avaailable for professional work)  that would allow you to enter a fine detail theoretical  surface coordinate database, then have the user apply an empirically derived RMS error metric, to the perfect coordinate database, generating a representative, as found, surface?   

Then, based on the real, "lumpy" surface, generate beam patterns, for a given frequency.  It would be interesting to see Jamesburg's real pattern, both at C band, it's designed frequency, and then pushing it to higher frequencies, say, X band, and see how the pattern degrades, based on an RMS error which we determined to be in the vicinity of .050"

All the best,

Pat Barthelow   (916) 315-9271; aa6eg at k6bj.org

Jamesburg Moonbounce Team



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