Altair Feko Applications

Altair Feko™ Applications

Feko® is used globally across multiple industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, communications, and consumer electronics to reduce the time-to-market. Feko addresses the broadest set of high-frequency electromagnetics applications, allowing teams to optimize wireless connectivity, including 5G, ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and perform radar cross section (RCS) and scattering analysis.

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Simulation for antenna design and simulation for antenna placement and coupling. Installed antenna performance is heavily dependent on how and where antennas are integrated. Modeling antennas mounted on an electrically large structure can be challenging.

Antenna Design

Feko is used to design a very wide range of antenna types, including wire antennas, microstrip, horn, aperture, lenses, reflector and conformal antennas. Also, phased arrays and with a dedicated and unique solution for windscreen antennas. Automatic impedance matching is available through Optenni Lab via the Altair Partner Alliance (APA).

Antenna Placement and Coupling

Feko is the leading tool for understanding and optimizing antenna placement and coupling. Installed antenna performance is heavily dependent on how and where antennas are integrated. In other tools an antenna mounted on an electrically large structure can be especially challenging to simulate.

Simulation for radio coverage and planning and spectrum management to efficiently manage the wide variety and ever-increasing demands of wireless systems, including cellular (C-V2X and 5G), broadcast, aeronautical, satellite, wireless communications, radar coverage, radio links and point-to-multipoint.

Radio Coverage and Planning

Feko simulates wireless coverage and enables radio network planning for a building, across a campus, city or a nation with WinProp and WRAP modeling for the air interfaces of cellular (with C-V2X and 5G), broadcast, aeronautical, satellite, and wireless communications, plus radar coverage, radio links and point-to-multipoint.

Spectrum Management

Feko enables the management, planning and distribution of valuable radio spectrum assets to allow maximum utilization. The WRAP tools for technical analysis of coverage, interference and optimization of the spectrum utilization ensure spectrum regulators can efficiently manage the wide variety and ever-increasing demands of wireless systems.

Simulation of Electromagnetic Compatibility and Radio Frequency Interference. EMC/EMI analysis for cables, antennas and other devices including shielding effectiveness, electromagnetic pulses, lightning effects, and HIRF. RF interference modeling for intermodulation, harmonics, antenna coupling, transmitter spectrum, receiver selectivity and blocking.

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Feko is a strong solution for EMC/EMI applications, and is extensively used for immunity and emissions analysis involving cables, antennas and other devices. It can simulate shielding effectiveness, electromagnetic pulses, lightning effects, HIRF, in addition to reverberation and anechoic chambers.

Radio Frequency Interference

From interferences between multiple transmitters and receivers in a site, broadcasting stations and aeronautical equipment, or wireless networks Feko enables customers to anticipate, analyze and mitigate RF interference effects including intermodulation, harmonics, antenna coupling, transmitter spectrum, receiver selectivity and blocking.

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Radomes are a multiphysics problem protecting antennas, contributing to aerodynamic efficiency, and delivering the desired electromagnetic transparency. (RCS) analysis for automotive, energy, communications and defense.

Radomes, Including FSS

Radomes are a multiphysics problem; protecting antennas, contributing to aerodynamic efficiency, and delivering the desired electromagnetic transparency. Feko provides newFASANT models, the fastest solution to analyze radomes, including electrically large problems and frequency selective surfaces.

Scattering and RCS

The scattering performance of an object describes how energy is scattered when an object is exposed to incident fields. Feko enables customers to analyze performance for a wide range of electrical sizes and industries to answer radar cross-sections questions for automotive, energy, communications and defense.

Reduce the number of road and flight test miles with virtual test drives and flight tests. Simulate radiation hazard levels including the calculation of specific absorption rate (SAR) values and human safety guidelines from ICNIRP.

Virtual Test Drives and Flights

To reduce the number of road and flight test miles and increase system robustness virtual test drives and flight tests are essential. Classical antenna parameters are not sufficient for a performance assessment of communication and ADAS radar systems, Feko provides the real-world simulation required.

Radiation Hazard and Bio-Electromagnetics

Radio hazards due to electromagnetic fields have to be within standardized limits for many different applications. Feko automates the simulation and visualization of radiation hazard levels including the calculation of specific absorption rate (SAR) values and human safety guidelines from ICNIRP.

Mician µWave Wizard for simulating RF devices and Tech-X VSim for analyzing microwave amplifiers and plasma effects available through the Altair Partner Alliance

RF Devices

The APA provides access to μWave Wizard. It enables rapid microwave circuit design, including filters, resonators, couplers and passive components, thanks to built-in optimizers interacting with hundreds of parameterized RF library elements and user defined structures.

Microwave Amplifiers and Plasma Effects

Complex problems requiring both particles and electromagnetics modeling, including RF amplifiers and oscillators, multipactor effects, controlled plasma discharges, plasma environmental effects and particle acceleration can be solved by using VSim via the APA.

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Antenna Optimization & Virtual Test Drive Platform

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Altair Feko Product Overview

Altair Feko is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics (CEM) code used widely in the telecommunications, automobile, space and defense industries.

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Hervé Dutruc, antenna and communication expert at Airbus Helicopters, highlights some of the challenges the company faces for antenna design and installation definition. Airbus Helicopters relies on Altair Feko simulations to support the increased of use of composite materials and growing frequency for communication systems.

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Improving Performance Using FEKO and HyperStudy at Northrop Grumman

Scott Burnside, Senior Antenna & RF Engineer at Northrop Grumman, explains how Altair Feko and HyperStudy can be combined to design and optimize antennas for land vehicles, helicopters, and aircrafts.

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