Installed Antenna Performance

Engineers responsible for integrating antennas onto platforms are typically interested in the installed performance of the antenna. In other words, they want to know how the presence of the platform changes the performance of the antenna. Performance of the antenna is much different when installed on real-world vehicles and platforms than when installed on a big, flat ground plane in an anechoic chamber. Further, coupling between pairs of antenna can be radically different depending upon where the antennas are installed on the platform. But how can you predict how an antenna will perform when installed on a car, ship, aircraft or tower—short of going to the measurement range with the antenna already installed?

Savant takes that costly and nearly impossible measurement based prototyping process and reduces it to minutes on a typical desktop computer.