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April 7th, 2014

Haigh-Farr—Having Designs On Simulation Services (Antennas)

[SatNews] Haigh-Farr, a Business Unit within the Vitec Group, is highlighting its Advanced Design Simulation Service.

Haigh-Farr has combined its expertise in antenna design with both commercially available and internally developed software tools to model and simulate the performance of antennas in real-world environments. This capability is used by space, defense and commercial industries worldwide to ensure optimal antenna placement and performance.

In order to avoid costly and time-consuming trial-and-error procedures when it comes to addressing antenna performance and placement issues, Haigh-Farr’s advanced computer modeling is used to optimize the antenna pattern in the virtual realm, precisely simulating the real-world environment. When antennas are mounted on the body of an aircraft or space vehicle, the presence of additional structures (fins, wings and other antennas) will affect the radiation pattern. It is important to understand the end result and verify there is nothing unanticipated that will adversely affect the communication link. Simulations, especially when performed early in the design cycle, can be used to optimize antenna performance well before any metal is cut thereby reducing costly redesign and build.

“Haigh-Farr strongly relies upon its sophisticated simulation capabilities to ensure optimized antenna performance on military and aerospace vehicles of all types, including aircraft, missiles, launch vehicles and satellites,” says David Farr, CEO of Haigh-Farr. “We are very pleased to offer our customers access to our proprietary simulation services so that they reap the benefits of this high-level, advanced technology. Superior simulation modeling yields better product design and performance; our service delivers the tools necessary to compete successfully in the global antenna market.”

For further details, please visit http://www.haigh-farr.com/