Radar-cross section simulation demonstrated at EuMW 2014

9th October 2014
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
Radar-cross section simulation demonstrated at EuMW 2014

At European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2014, CST will be demonstrating the radar-cross section (RCS) simulation feature now available in it's updated electromagnetic simulation tool. The CST STUDIO SUITE is used by aerospace and defence companies and government agencies for mission-critical applications.

Due to the tool's integrated solvers, a broad range of frequencies and scales can be covered. This allows demanding and complex electromagnetic environments to be simulated during the development phase. When designing equipment, RCS is particularly useful. Using the shooting and bouncing ray asymptotic solver, the CST STUDIO SUITE 2015 can produce plots of RCS phase or amplitude against frequency and scan angle. These maps not only provide engineers with a more detailed view of the cross-section of a platform, but also identify potential scatterers.

Support for angle and frequency-dependent radar absorbing material coatings is also provided by the CST STUDIO SUITE 2015. When minimising the RCS of a platform, the angular dependency and frequency dependency of the material are particularly important. Including these materials also provides more accurate RCS simulations.

EuMW is running until the 10th October 2014, at Fiera di Roma in Rome, Italy. CST will be demonstrating the the RCS feature in booth 109.

“RCS is a significant application for our software,” commented Martin Timm, Marketing Director, CST. “The new features in CST STUDIO SUITE 2015 build on over a decade of experience of RCS simulation, and will help engineers be able to analyse the cross-section of platforms more accurately and more effectively.”

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