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Q: What are the minimum requirements to run ORAMA?
  A: The minimum hardware requirements are an Intel Pentium at 90MHz or higher with 16MB of RAM and about 2MB of free hard disk space. A Windows operating system is required (9x/Me/2000/XP). It has been designed as a Windows MDI application so that multiple array designs can be performed simultaneously.
   
  Q: Is there a Linux version ?
  A: No, ORAMA runs only under Windows operating systems.
   
  Q: How many methods does ORAMA use for antenna design?
  A: ORAMA uses two different methods for antenna design. These are the Orthogonal Method and the Orthogonal Perturbation Method.
   
  Q: What is the Orthogonal Method ?
  A: The Orthogonal Method is an Antenna Array Synthesis Technique based on the orthonormalization of the basis on which the pattern of the antenna is expressed. The Orthogonal Method was extensively studied by Professor. J.N. Sahalos
   
  Q: What are the element types supported ?
  A: The following element types are currently supported : isotropic sources, small dipoles, small crossed dipoles, finite length dipoles, finite length crossed dipoles, horns (Pyramidal and Conical) and microstrip patches (Rectangular and Circular) . Additional information for the element type characteristics is required in most of the above cases. The user can also enter a custom element type.
   
  Q: What can I do with the demo version?
  A: You can use only three design cases and use only the Orthogonal Method. All array designs are limited to the maximum number of 20 sources.
   
  Q: How can I order the full version?
  A: You may send an e-mail with where the cost and details will be given.
   
 
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