By Satish K Sharma, Sudhakar Rao, Lotfollah Shafai
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If we require the field behind the reflector, we use the strut currents radiation to compute new currents on the reflector that block the strut radiation. For small-sized radomes with many metal elements, these currents are required to produce correct beams in the forward hemisphere. 9. The new reflector currents radiate and add to the existing output fields and block the strut radiation in the back hemisphere, while adding to the sidelobes in the front hemisphere. 38 shows the E-plane response on the antenna when looking straight up through the radome when every radiation and blockage term is included for the 20λ diameter small reflector.
PO/PTD includes the “blocked” radiation and the surface currents on the blocking object to compute the fields behind a blocked object. The PTD additional radiation is much smaller than the GTD term that produces the complete radiation in the blocked region. The PTD currents depend on the incident wave direction. We need to account for the position of the source of radiation for extended radiators. A GRASP formulation requires the additional storage of rays from the extended radiator, and the computation time increases significantly.
The program GRASP allows the use of currents excited on scatterers as sources. The feed in an axisymmetric reflector will block the radiation from the main reflector. Later we will discuss the support struts that also cause significant scattering. 5. The following steps are used: 1. Illuminate the reflector using the Gaussian beam feed to generate currents. 2. The currents on the main reflector radiate and induce currents on the blocking plate. 3. Compute the radiated field using the combination of the Gaussian beam feed, the main reflector currents, and the feed blockage currents.