Archive for January, 2010

$2.5 billion on space research!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Could one justify spending $2.5 bill on the Square kilometer array (SKA)?

Could one justify spending $2.5 bil on the Square kilometer array (SKA)?

There is a lot of controversy about the multimillion dollar SKA project. People are asking questions like, ?is it really worth spending 2.5 billion dollars just to listen to the sky while there are poor people living in shacks? How many houses could we rather build with that money? Others say, ?One mustn?t confuse research with helping the poor. Each year there are millions of dollars spent on R&D around the globe which leads to job creation.?

Both of these are valid points of view and one could argue both ways but from an antenna engineer?s point of view the SKA project is probably one of the largest global antenna related projects in history which already attracted a lot of interest from large academic institutes as well as stimulating the antenna industry.

Read the previous SKA project blog entry here.

Author: Robert Kellerman

Version 1.6 released!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

To all our blog subscribers and those of you who might not be aware, we recently launched Antenna Magus 1.6.0. Version 1.6 includes 6 exciting new antennas and 20 antenna speedups. Some of the antennas now simulate more than 160 times faster! You can read more about?this release?in the latest Newsletter 1.6

Newsletter 1.6 preview

Newsletter 1.6 preview

Author: Robert Kellerman