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Research and Development

Global Skyware is a pioneer in developing new antenna designs. Our extensive capabilities in CAD, solid modeling, RF simulation, prototyping and design for manufacture allow us to meet stringent technical performance requirements while providing the value our customers demand. Our sophisticated, full service antenna range testing facility shortens the cycle time from design to certification of products and is a much sought after capability our industry partners value for commercial engineering services.

RF Antenna Design

Antenna engineers utilize the most up to date recognized industry standard electromagnetic design tools to accurately and efficiently design our products. These include:

CST Design Studio, for the design and analysis of a variety of products such as feeds, orthomode transducers, filters, polarizers etc and even full antenna systems! We also utilize the latest CUDA enabled GPU technology, which enables us to dramatically speed up simulation times.

TICRA’s GRASP and POS, for the design and optimization of antenna optics such as multi-beam, dual optics and shaped reflectors.

QuickWave-V2D, for the design of axisymmetrical devices such as feeds, filters and splashplate antennas.

Global Skyware testing facilities play an integral role in the continuing evolution of the company’s research and development efforts and include a state-of-the-art 100 GHz Compact Test Range which can test antennas up to 4m in diameter at C Band and Ku Band, and up to 1.8m at Ka Band. This range is complimented by a near field scanner capable of testing antennas up to 1m in diameter at Ka Band and an anechoic chamber that can test feed components at frequencies up to 40GHz.

All Global Skyware test ranges are recognized by Intelsat, Eutelsat, Chinasat, and Anatel for antenna and feed certification testing.

Global Skyware testing facilities play an integral role in the continuing evolution of the company’s research and development efforts and include a state-of-the-art 100 GHz Compact Test Range.

Mechanical Design

Our Mechanical Design Engineers use a variety of world class tools to assure the mechanical integrity and longevity of our products utilizing including Solidworks for design, Solidworks Flow Simulation (CFD) for Wind Load analysis, and ANSYS Finite Element or Solidworks Finite Element software for structural analysis. Our engineers confirm these computer simulations by wind tunnel testing at external wind tunnels.

Global Skyware uses cutting edge FARO and LEICA Laser scanners to measure the surface accuracy and the critical dimensions of reflectors, as well as our other components. Lab is equipped with a Salt Fog Chamber to test painted or pre-coated metal components to ASTM B117 standards. Global Skyware also utilizes environmental test chambers to measure the effects of extreme cold or heat on its antenna structures and feed components.