News | April 7, 2014

Haigh-Farr Highlights Advanced Design Simulation Service

Bedford, NH - Haigh-Farr, a Business Unit within the Vitec Group and a world leader in the simulation, design, manufacture and test of integrated antennas, highlights its Advanced Design Simulation Service. Haigh-Farr has combined its expertise in antenna design with both commercially available and internally developed software tools to model and simulate the performance of antennas in real-world environments. This capability is utilized by space, defense and commercial industries worldwide to ensure optimal antenna placement and performance.

“Haigh-Farr strongly relies upon its sophisticated simulation capabilities to ensure optimized antenna performance on military and aerospace vehicles of all types, including aircraft, missiles, launch vehicles and satellites,” says David Farr, CEO of Haigh-Farr. “We are very pleased to offer our customers access to our proprietary simulation services so that they reap the benefits of this high-level, advanced technology. Superior simulation modeling yields better product design and performance; our service delivers the tools necessary to compete successfully in the global antenna market.”

In order to avoid costly and time-consuming trial-and-error procedures when it comes to addressing antenna performance and placement issues, Haigh-Farr’s advanced computer modeling is used to optimize the antenna pattern in the virtual realm, precisely simulating the real-world environment. When antennas are mounted on the body of an aircraft or space vehicle, the presence of additional structures (fins, wings and other antennas) will affect the radiation pattern. It is important to understand the end result and verify there is nothing unanticipated that will adversely affect the communication link. Simulations, especially when performed early in the design cycle, can be used to optimize antenna performance well before any metal is cut thereby reducing costly redesign and build.

About Haigh-Farr

Haigh-Farr, Inc. (Haigh-Farr) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group Videocom Division. Haigh-Farr has a 45-year history of designing and producing exceptionally rugged, high performance antennas for a diverse array of applications including launch vehicles, spacecraft, missiles, aircraft, UAV’s and satellites. Well known for their ability to adapt their core technology to provide a solution meeting any vehicle’s unique performance and environmental requirements, Haigh-Farr’s expertise results in affordable solutions with proven reliability. 

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A Snapshot of The Vitec Group

Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the Broadcast & Video, Photographic and Military, Aerospace and Government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2013 revenue of £315.4 million, Vitec is comprised of strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three Divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and the MAG market.

Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography and video.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support to TV production teams and film crews.

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SOURCE: Haigh-Farr, Inc.

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