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White Paper: Electromagnetic Analysis Of An Antenna Mounted On A Satellite Platform

Source: Altair Engineering Inc

By Matthys M. Botha and Ernst H. Burger, Altair Engineering Inc

This article deals with the analysis of a complex antenna mounted on a satellite platform. The geometry of an Iridium satellite is considered, of which a constellation of 66 are at present employed in providing a global mobile communication service. The article gives readers an understanding of the present capabilities of CEM tools in relation to computational resources when dealing with real-world aerospace applications.