Antenna Design

Feko’s broad range of solution methods technologies makes it applicable to solve a range of different antenna types.

For example, the method of moments (MoM) solver is well suited to solve metallic antennas while the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method is a better choice for broadband or multi-band antennas.

Typical antennas types including wire antennas, microstrip antennas, horn and aperture antennas with lenses, broadband and multi-band antennas, multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) designs for wireless communications, reflectors, phased arrays and conformal antennas.

Key features:
  • Variety of accurate, powerful and reliable 3D electromagnetic (EM) solution methods, including dedicated tools for designing windscreen antennas.
  • Unique characteristic mode analysis (CMA) solver for intelligent design.
  • Dedicated tools for antenna arrays including periodic boundary condition (PBC) for repeating structures and domain Green’s function method (DGFM) for large, but finite arrays.
  • Parametric modelling and a powerful optimisation engine.

Figure 1. A base station antenna including supporting mast (on the left) and a log periodic antenna (to the right).