GTD-PO 6.3

15.1. Example 1: Monostatic RCS of a sphere and a box

In this example, the Monostatic RCS of a box and a sphere is calculated.

Step 1

Start newFASANT.

Start newFASANT window


Step 2

Select File and click on New

New File


Step 3

Select GTD-PO.

Method Type selection


Step 4

Click on Geometry→Solid→Sphere, which requires the center and the radius, as shown in the next Figure.

In this example the user enters the following values into the command line:

  • Center: 0 0 0
  • Radius: 1.0

Create sphere command


Step 5

Click on Geometry → Solid → Box, which requires the first corner of the base, width, depth, and height as shown in the next Figure.

In this example the user enters the following values into the command line:

  • First corner base:2.5 -0.5 -0.5
  • Width: 1.0
  • Depth: 1.0
  • Height: 1.0



Step 6

 Click on Simulation → Parameters.



On the top left side of the newFASANT window, the user can enter the desired parameters for this simulation, as shown in next Figure.

Select 1 bounce (simple reflection) and a frequency of3.0 GHz and left-click the Save button.

Simulation Parameters panel



Select RCS → Parameters.

RCS menu



This command appears at the top left side of the newFASANT window as shown in the next Figure.

Select Monostatic RCS only.

rcs menu

RCS panel



Select Source→ Parameters.

Source menu


Step 11

Introduce the source position (r, theta, and phi), as shown in the next Figure and left-click on the Save button.

Source panel


Step 12

In the Output tab, introduce the observation information: sweep on theta with 181 samples.

Observation directions panel


Step 13

Before running the case, select Meshing → Create Mesh.

Meshing menu


Step 14

Select 1 processor and define the curvature mesh option with a distance error of 0.01 and surface error of 0.08 and left-click on Mesh.

Meshing panel


Left-clicking on Mesh launches the meshing engine as shown in the next Figure:


Step 15

To obtain information about the mesh, select Meshing →Visualize Existing Mesh.


Meshing visualization


Step 16

Select Calculate → Execute and select the number of processors available to simulate this case.

Calculate panel


Process Log panel


Step 17

When the simulation finishes we can visualize the simulation results. Click on Show Results →RCS→ View Cuts, which allows the user to see the RCS graphic (in Figure 52).


Show Results menu


RCS visualization


Step 18

Click on Show Results →RCS → View Text Files. Then select the Steps and press OK to see the RCS data file.

File text panel



Step 19

Click on Show Results → Ray Tracing → View Ray. It is possible to represent the ray tracing of the sources interacting with the geometry

Show Results menu


Ray-tracing visualization

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