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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 140254, 11 pages
Review Article

Fast Far Field Computation of Single and Dual Reflector Antennas

Departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones, Universidade de Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain

Received 30 October 2012; Accepted 19 February 2013

Academic Editor: Karim Kabalan

Copyright © 2013 Marcos Arias-Acuña et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The physical optics (PO) method has been widely used for the analysis of the electromagnetic behavior of single and dual reflector antennas. An extensive work has been done by the authors of this paper in order to increase the speed for obtaining far field patterns from single and dual geometries and also in order to increase the accuracy of the method. This paper reviews these contributions and improves the existing published work with the physical interpretation of the radiation from a single patch and the computer implications when using acceleration techniques such as OpenMP.