Simulating large antenna arrays

12 November 2020
13:00 - 13:30

Simulating large antenna arrays

Astron designed and built the Lofar radio telescope. To calibrate such a radio telescope, the radiation patterns of the individual antennas are needed. In this talk, it will be shown how the electromagnetic simulation software Feko from Altair is used to model the antenna elements. The emphasis will be put on the use of scripting to model large structures and the choice of the right solver to do the computations efficiently.