Software Aids Antenna Integration

May 25, 2016
Two software programs simulate the behavior of different antennas when mounted in a target system or operating environment.
Antenna integration, whether on vehicles or wearable devices, requires modeling of the complete RF environment, a task in the realm of the ANSYS Savant and EMIT software packages. Both will be part of the array of design and simulation tools on display at ANSYS’s Booth No. 1539 at the 2016 IMS. The software tools  can help design and predict the performance of installed antenna and RF environments quickly and accurately for many different product designs, including wearable devices and autonomous vehicles.

The Savant and EMIT programs work with the ANSYS HSFF electromagnetic (EM) simulation software to simulate the entire EM environment around an antenna to evaluate its installed performance. The latest versions of the software tools boast advances in solver technology, design flow automation, and computing for effective simulations of wireless systems in terms of interference and co-existence with other radio systems.

The programs are particularly effective in predicting the interaction of multiple antennas in complex operating environments, whether on land, at sea, or in the air. The programs allow antenna designers to perform “what-if” analyses in different operating environments, to find the effects of worst-case scenarios. Visit IMS Booth No. 1539 to see how the two programs integrate with the popular HFSS simulator.


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About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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