Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Andrew J. Terzouli, PhD
This paper will characterize a 6 meter in diameter cassegrain antenna. The cassegrain antenna is a special form of a dual reflector antenna which uses a main reflector following a parabolic curve and a sub reflector which follows a hyperbolic curve. Cassegrain style antennas have multiple parameters which can be tuned to achieve specific design goals. Performing a sensitivity analysis will establish relationships between design parameters, directivity, side lobe levels, and effects of strut geometry. The initial design parameters will be assumed based on typical values. Results from the sensitivity analysis will be used to provide a performance band for the 6m Cassegrain at select frequencies.
Harris, James L., "Characterization and Sensitivity Analysis of 6 Meter Cassegrain Antenna" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 3173.