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dc.contributor.advisorChandrasekar, V.
dc.contributor.authorSugama, Clive
dc.contributor.committeememberJayasumana, Anura P.
dc.contributor.committeememberBradley, Thomas H.
dc.contributor.committeememberChavez, Jose L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-11T11:20:54Z
dc.date.available2021-01-11T11:20:54Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description2020 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation implements System Engineering (SE) practices while utilizing Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) methods through software applications for the design and development of a parabolic stacked antenna. Parabolic antenna stacking provides communication system consolidation by having multiple antennas on a single pedestal which reduces the number of U.S. Navy shipboard topside antennas. The dissertation begins with defining early phase system lifecycle processes and the correlation of these early processes to activities performed when the system is being developed. Performing SE practices with the assistance of MBSE, Agile, Lean methodologies and SE / engineering software applications reduces the likelihood of system failure, rework, schedule delays, and cost overruns. Using this approach, antenna system consolidation via parabolic antenna stacking is investigated while applying SE principles and utilizing SE software applications. SE / engineering software such as IBM Rational Software, Innoslate, Antenna Magus, ExtendSim, and CST Microwave Studio were used to perform SE activities denoted in ISO, IEC, and IEEE standards. A method to achieve multi-band capabilities on a single antenna pedestal in order to reduce the amount of U.S. Navy topside antennas is researched. An innovative approach of parabolic antenna stacking is presented to reduce the amount of antennas that take up physical space on shipboard platforms. Process simulation is presented to provide an approach to improve predicting delay times for operational availability measures and to identify process improvements through lean methodologies. Finally, this work concludes with a summary and suggestions for future work.
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dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifierSugama_colostate_0053A_16285.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/219590
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2020- CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectantenna radiation patterns
dc.subjectmodel based system engineering
dc.subjectsystems engineering
dc.subjectcommunication systems
dc.subjectantenna measurements
dc.subjectsatellite communication
dc.titleSystem engineering for radio frequency communication consolidation with parabolic antenna stacking
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thesis.degree.disciplineSystems Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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