k9ay at k9ay.com
Mon Mar 8 07:48:07 PST 2010
>> Modeling of antennas? Design, build, it works as modeled.
> I have all the scars and memories of wasted time that would prove
When the finished product works exactly as modeled, it is ALWAYS a
a) The model's ability to represent reality.
b) Consistent, predictable behavior of the construction medium.
c) The designer's ability to know when his/her design satisfies (a) and (b),
so he/she can stop tweaking the model and get it built.
This applies to antennas, hypersonic aircraft, or the latest
multi-band/multi-mode SDR transceiver chip for your smartphone. As Dave
notes, many things are accurately built based on modeling. But as Guy says,
there are also many cases where (a) or (b) is insufficient.
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