Learn about the importance of using a range of methods in the 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulation of installed antenna performance.
3D EM fullwave simulation is a common practice for antenna designers and analysists. The variety in antenna topologies and design specifications necessitate a range of simulation algorithms to ensure an efficient or even feasible solution is available.
This range of technology becomes even more important as antennas’ operation in the installed environment is considered. The application of different EM methods as well as hybridization is discussed via an example workflow of antennas installed on an aircraft. Techniques for specific installed antenna scenarios including radome analysis, co-site interference and initial field of view analysis are presented using the SIMULIA CST Studio Suite toolset.