Large reflector antennas require struts to mechanically support feeds or sub-reflectors. In many cases, these affect the antenna performance. This paper proposes a comparison between the European Space Agency Deep Space Antennas (DSAs) 3 and 4, in terms of impact of struts on antenna efficiency and sidelobes. The numerical simulations, carried out on the entire antenna model using Physical Optics, indicates that the struts of the new DSA4 can provide a reduced impact due to the different design.

Numerical investigation about the impact of struts on the European Space Agency Deep Space Antennas efficiency and sidelobes

Arenare D.;Pasian M.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Large reflector antennas require struts to mechanically support feeds or sub-reflectors. In many cases, these affect the antenna performance. This paper proposes a comparison between the European Space Agency Deep Space Antennas (DSAs) 3 and 4, in terms of impact of struts on antenna efficiency and sidelobes. The numerical simulations, carried out on the entire antenna model using Physical Optics, indicates that the struts of the new DSA4 can provide a reduced impact due to the different design.
2022
978-2-8748-7069-9
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