SATSOFT by TICRA
Satellite Mission Planning and Analysis
SATSOFT is designed for communication satellite coverage planning, analysis, and preliminary antenna layout. Supplier-furnished antenna patterns can be imported and managed with the Pattern Data Manager and then inspected and visualized on a world map. Polygons, whether defined from political borders or by free-hand drawing, are easily enlarged to give a realistic account for any antenna or spacecraft pointing error.
SATSOFT lets users import antenna patterns and allows simple modeling using Gaussian beams with prescribed footprints. The optional Payload Antenna Planner (PAP) add-on provides physical optics (PO) analysis of array-fed and shaped reflectors, as well as of direct-radiating phased arrays, taking the design and analysis one step closer to real performance.