Designing shaped dual reflector antenna system by ray tracing method

M. R. Ahsan, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Y. Yamada, Norbahiah Misran

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Abstract

In the radio astronomy applications, antennas having the highest aperture efficiencies are requested. In order to meet the request, a reflector shaping program for dual reflector antennas has been developed. The conventional ray tracing method is employed in the developed program. Recently, the fourth generation programming language MATLAB is well known for its numerical computing environment and very useful three dimensional data display functions. The authors wished to make a dual reflector shaping program by a ray tracing method on MATLAB. In this paper, details of the program are explained. And antenna ray tracing results are shown visually by three dimensional viewgraphs. Moreover, some calculated examples such as dual reflector shapes and radiation patterns depending on aperture distributions are shown. It is shown that the uniform aperture distribution that gives the highest aperture efficiency can be achieved by the reflector shaping program. Moreover, accuracies of the developed program are ensured through calculated results of radiation patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace
Pages285-289
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013 - Melaka
Duration: 1 Jul 20133 Jul 2013

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Other2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013
CityMelaka
Period1/7/133/7/13

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Antenna reflectors
Ray tracing
MATLAB
Antennas
Radio astronomy
Computer programming languages
efficiency
programming language
radio

Keywords

  • dual reflector
  • geometrical optics
  • ray tracing
  • reflector antennas
  • shaped reflector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Ahsan, M. R., Islam, M. T., Yamada, Y., & Misran, N. (2013). Designing shaped dual reflector antenna system by ray tracing method. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace (pp. 285-289). [6599482] https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599482

Designing shaped dual reflector antenna system by ray tracing method. / Ahsan, M. R.; Islam, Mohammad Tariqul; Yamada, Y.; Misran, Norbahiah.

International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. 2013. p. 285-289 6599482.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahsan, MR, Islam, MT, Yamada, Y & Misran, N 2013, Designing shaped dual reflector antenna system by ray tracing method. in International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace., 6599482, pp. 285-289, 2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013, Melaka, 1/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599482
Ahsan MR, Islam MT, Yamada Y, Misran N. Designing shaped dual reflector antenna system by ray tracing method. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. 2013. p. 285-289. 6599482 https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599482
Ahsan, M. R. ; Islam, Mohammad Tariqul ; Yamada, Y. ; Misran, Norbahiah. / Designing shaped dual reflector antenna system by ray tracing method. International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. 2013. pp. 285-289
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