Creating the Model

Set up the model to write the transmission / reflection coefficients .tr file to be used for the characterised surface.

  1. Use the model created in Periodic Boundary Conditions for FSS Characterisation and rename the file.
  2. Specify the symmetry about the X=0 and Y=0 planes as Geometric symmetry.
  3. Set the frequency to 10 GHz.
  4. Modify the plane wave source settings:
    • Click Loop over multiple directions.
    • Set the θ range from 0 to 180°.
    • Set the ϕ range from 0 to 360°.
    • Increment the incident angle, θ, in 6° steps.
    • Increment the incident angle, ϕ, in 6° steps.
    • Select the Calculate orthogonal polarisations check box.
    Tip: Use a single theta cut for elements with small / no variation in ϕ.
    Tip: For many θ and ϕ samples use the provided .tr file to save time.