Altair Feko™

Solving Connectivity, Compatibility, and Radar Challenges 

The Role of Simulation in Medical Device Innovation

Dr Venkat Perumal, Senior Principle Engineer at Stryker Global Technology Center discusses the adoption of simulation in Medical Device industry and how it helps shorten the overall product development cycle time & cost. While adoption of simulation has the ability to reduce and time, physics-based models need rigorous verification, validation and uncertainty quantification. This talk will include examples, where physics-based simulation results lent insight of the product performance, materials modeling and structure-properties correlation. The role of industry-academia-private & public partnership in driving the change from 100% ‘make & break’ to ‘simulation driven product development’ including regulatory submission will be discussed. The video is 12 minutes long and was presented at the Altair Technology Conference 2020.

ATC Presentations

Feko Simulation With Human Body Models For EM Exposure Evaluation Of Basic Restrictions In ICNIRP Guidelines

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has published in March 2020 an update [1] of the guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz). This white paper describes how to evaluate the compliance regarding the basis restrictions of ICNIRP by numerical field simulation with the simulation software Altair Feko™.

Technical Papers, White Papers

Antenna Optimization & Virtual Test Drive Platform

Next generation vehicles brings increased complexity and a need for more connectivity. Altair Feko™ solution for antenna optimization and Virtual Test Drive platform is the key to developing new products to support connectivity ecosystems. And Altair offers solutions in a wide array of engineering for antennas, from design to placement to communication. For this, more development teams are simulating device signal strength and data throughput in a virtual cityscape with Altair.

Videos

Solve Coexistence and Interference Issues in Smart Devices Using Altair EM Solution

Wireless electronic devices these days often support both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi frequency band is very close to the Bluetooth operating frequency. The co-existence of these two technologies within the same device lead to interference issues. This webinar presents Altair’s EM solution to solve the coexistence and interference issues in smart devices.

Webinars

Evolution & Usage of Electromagnetic Simulation in the Naval & Shipbuilding Industry

The Marine Engineering and Shipbuilding Industry is becoming even more important in the connected world. The ability to accelerate turnaround time and reduce cost is becoming a key driver to success. The use of simulation technologies to improve design efficiency and reduce physical testing costs continues to be one of the best ways to address engineering challenges in the Marine industry.

Webinars

Design Antennas for Smart Devices Using Altair EM Solution

In an interconnected world, most devices are currently wireless with several antennas. PCBs are densely packed with components, leaving a very limited space for antenna and the engineer needs to come up with a suitable design. The performance of the antenna is also influenced by the adjacent components on the PCB. This webinar presents Altair’s advanced computational tools for designing antennas on PCBs for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi applications.

Webinars

RF Simulation applications in automotive antenna integration

RF simulation plays a very important role for the integration of antennas on vehicles and helps anticipating performances, optimizing validation process, defining antenna placement and technical rules, exploring different propagation scenarios. In this presentation, different examples of Renault RF simulations regarding antenna applications such as vehicle access (RKE, PASE), AM/FM/DAB radio, BLE, Wi-Fi, V2X and cellular (3G, 4G, 5G) are explored. Antenna main characteristics such as reflection coefficient, gain and radiation pattern are studied for different applications, then examples of link budget and propagation scenarios are presented, respectively using FEKO and WinProp.

Presentations

Machine Learning in Computational Electromagnetics for Antenna and EMC Applications

Bringing artificial intelligence and electromagnetics together - machine learning for antenna and EMC applications

Presentations

EM simulation activities at FOI using Altair FEKO

This presentation discusses the use of Altair Feko for electromagnetics simulation activities at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI

Presentations

Radiated emissions from PCBs - New Feko-PollEx interface

Introducing the new interface between Feko, PCB tool PollEx

Presentations

Design Implants Leveraging Additive Manufacturing

Advancements in 3D printing and optimizing parts for additive manufacturing is changing medical industry’s production approaches. Applications include dental implants, bone replacements, prosthetics, surgical instruments and many more. ​ This webinar presents Altair’s solution for designing parts for additive manufacturing for medical applications, reduce design and manufacturing cost, generate efficient designs and predict-fix manufacturing defect early.

Webinars

Antenna Design and Optimization Using Machine Learning

Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. As the antennas are becoming more and more complex each day, antenna designers can take advantage of machine learning to generate trained models for their physical antenna designs and perform fast and intelligent optimization on these trained models. Using the trained models, different optimization algorithms and goals can be run quickly, in seconds, for comparison and for types of different studies, such as for example stochastic analysis for tolerance studies etc. This short course presents the process of fast and intelligent optimization by adopting both the Design of Experiments (DOE) and machine learning using Altair FEKO. Examples to showcase the advantages of using machine learning for antenna design and optimization will be presented.

Webinars

Using Altair Software for Electromagnetics

Altair software is used across industries to solve a broad range of electromagnetic problems from static to low and high frequencies. Whether your application requires multiple frequency and time-domain techniques with true hybridization to enable the efficient exploration of a broad spectrum of electromagnetic performance, other the simulation of magneto static, steady-state and transient conditions, we have the tools you need.

Learn more at altair.com/electromagnetics.

Use Cases

EM and EDA, from Concept to Production

Altair’s portfolio of simulation-driven design solutions covers – amongst many other disciplines – electromagnetics (EM) and electronic design automation (EDA).

Presentations

Run Faster, Make Friends and Embrace the Power - HyperWorks Unlimited HPC Appliances

If you want to supercharge your throughput, spend your days making radical improvements and work confidently from an easy-to-use browser - have we got a show for you! Begin the journey to lead your people to triumph and glory as you learn about the joys of unlimited software, supercomputing hardware and a SysAdmin waiting to fulfill your every desire with HyperWorks Unlimited HPC Appliances.

Presentations

Altair Feko - Component Library

The latest release of Altair Feko, Altair's tool for wide range of applications in electromagnetic engineering including antenna design and placement, now include a comprehensive component library.

Use Cases

Altair Feko - Use Machine Learning to Optimize Antenna Placement in Virtual Test Scenario

This short video demonstrates how to utilize the machine learning algorithms in Altair HyperStudy coupled with Feko's antenna placement functionality to generate a virtual test scenario and optimize the placement of an antenna.

Use Cases

Electromagnetic Solutions for Accelerated Product Development of Aerospace and Defense Systems

In this webinar we showcase Altair’s unique electromagnetic simulation solutions combining antenna design and installed antenna performance with radio coverage analysis, including virtual flight and drive tests. We also cover fast modelling of radomes including FSS, speed up of platform model clean-up and meshing, new uses cases and technology for scattering and RCS, prediction of radio frequency interference, radio coverage and planning, spectrum management, additional related solutions on the Altair Partner Alliance and our software delivery models.

Webinars

Altair for Electromagnetics Applications

Altair software is used across industries to solve a broad range of electromagnetic problems from static to low and high frequencies.

Brochures

Altair for Multiphysics Applications

Altair provides an industry-leading portfolio of multiphysics-enabled software to simulate a wide range of interacting physical models including fluid-structure interaction (FSI), flexible bodies, aeroacoustics, and thermomechanical simulation.

Brochures

Accelerate Product Development Uniquely Combining Antenna Design and Wireless Connectivity Simulation

In this webinar we showcase Altair’s electromagnetic simulation solutions, which uniquely combine antenna design and wireless connectivity for a broad array of communication technologies, including among others, 5G, IoT, WiFi and RFID. As the trusted solution for smart device manufacturers around the world, Altair's electromagnetic solutions shorten development cycles for higher-performing products by accurately simulating the antenna(s) performance within the physical device and at the same time the performance of the device within the wireless network. The same solution at a communication system level is also used by leading organizations to analyze and design wireless networks, including the effect of the antennas, in complex scenarios like indoor, urban and rural

Webinars

Efficiently Simulating and Optimising Antenna Placement in Virtual Test Scenarios

In this practical workshop we will present both the theory and background of the numerical techniques used, as well as presenting application examples and real-world cases studies on how such a process is used in the industry today. It will be a combination of presentation and demonstration of the best insight in the process. Due to increasing complexity and a higher demand for connectivity for all sorts of products, physical measurements are more and more enhanced by virtual testing, not only on component level but also for full platforms like vehicles, aircrafts, etc. in their environment. Simulation in the design stage is crucial for successful deployment. This workshop demonstrates the development process, from antenna evaluation to placing the antenna concepts on a platform and performing the virtual test drive / flight analysis also using optimization to increase the performance of the system. The numerical methods applied for such types of analysis,like full wave solutions for the antenna design and placement, as well as different wave propagation models like empirical models or dominant path solutions will also be discussed in more detail. Application examples from the automotive and aerospace domain will show time variant results for antenna systems on moving objects e.g. also for MIMO scenarios.

Webinars

Solve Your EMC/EMI Problems Involving Cables

Many problems of electromagnetic compatibility and interference involve cables, which either radiate through imperfect shields and cause coupling into other cables, devices or antennas, or which receive (irradiation) external electromagnetic fields (radiated from antennas or leaked through other devices) and then cause disturbance voltages and currents potentially resulting in a malfunctioning system. Altair offers a comprehensive combined electromagnetic field and cable solution using the Multiconductor Transmission Line (MTL) method, as well as a hybrid solution combining MTL with Method of Moments (MoM+MTL), to solve the EMC/EMI problems involving cables. This webinar covers the cable analysis solution from Altair with a detailed overview of the methodology with examples.

Webinars

Get One Step Ahead of 5G With Wireless Network Planning and Performance Analysis

5G is the next evolution of communication networks. With an exponential increase in consumer demands for high-speed data, the existing technologies can only sustain this demand for the next few years. We need a new technology with new capabilities, improved downloading and uploading speeds, and that can enable companies to control devices remotely in much more efficient and faster way than currently possible. This webinar presents Altair’s advanced computational tools for the propagation analysis and network planning of the emerging 5G technologies.

Webinars

Take Advantage of Characteristic Mode Analysis for Your Antenna Design

Characteristic Mode Analysis (CMA) enables a systematic approach to antenna design and antenna placement. The approach is based on insight in the fundamental resonance characteristics of antenna geometries and of the structures on which they are mounted. This insight aids in choosing the locations of the excitations on the antenna and of the antennas on the platform. Furthermore, knowledge of the coupling between excitations and modes enables the design engineer to synthesize the desired antenna pattern by exciting a linear combination of modal patterns. This webinar presents the applicability of CMA to antenna design with examples.

Webinars

Introduction to Altair Feko Component Library

The new Feko component library contains a set of antenna models that are ready for simulation. The library can be searched easily by keywords, and a summary is included for each component. The versatile antenna models can be scaled to frequency, are preconfigured with different solver options and mesh settings, and include options for ground plane modeling and simulation settings. The library also contains a number of generic platform models, such as aircraft, that are added to a model as geometry onto which antennas can be mounted.

Product Overview Videos

Optimize Your Antenna Design Through Machine Learning

Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. As the antennas are becoming more and more complex each day, antenna designers can take advantage of machine learning to generate mathematical models for their physical antenna designs and perform fast and intelligent optimization on these mathematical models. This webinar presents a process of fast and intelligent optimization by adopting both the Design of Experiments (DOE) and machine learning.

Webinars

Altair Feko Product Overview

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

Product Overview Videos

Airbus Helicopters Relies on Simulation to Develop Antennas Quickly and Efficiently

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.

Customer Stories, Customer Testimonials

Automotive Cellular Antenna Elevation Angle Study

Automotive and smartphone cellular telecommunication system shares the same root. However, some design parameters should have differences because of different design environment and user experience. One of the big design differences can be found on antenna design, especially antenna gain on elevation angle radiation pattern. This presentation is about a study of the elevation angle for better automotive telecommunication systems antenna design.

ATC Presentations

Design of Broadband GNSS Antennas

Presentation by Oren Mamane - Afeka College of Engineering at the ATCx in Israel, Netanya on October 30, 2019.

ATC Presentations

Shielding Effectiveness Analysis

Presentation by David Aviram , EM Expert in Israel, Altair. Presentation at the ATCx in Israel, Netanya on October 30, 2019.

ATC Presentations

Dynamical RCS - Helicopters in pulsed Doppler radars image 

Presentation by Tal Oz, Officer, Israeli Air Force. Many modern radars measure the radial velocity of airborne targets using Doppler shift to distinguish between real targets and clutter (trees, clouds, birds). Radial velocity and Doppler shift are directly related for regular airborne targets such as Boeing 747 but even a standing still helicopter will produce some sort of measurable Doppler shift. It is a computationally difficult task to find the relevant helicopter RCS but a feature provided by Feko, the ""Numerical Green Function"" can dramatically improve computation time of such problems. The lecture will begin with relevant Radar and RCS introduction, some highlights of important Feko features and dynamic RCS results of a CAD model of a helicopter. Presentation at the ATCx in Israel, Netanya on October 30, 2019.

ATC Presentations

Battery & Motor Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles

The key element of an electric vehicle (EV) is the battery and batteries are known to produce heat during their charge-discharge cycle. An efficient thermal management system (TMS) is of paramount importance. The battery TMS affects the cost, life, and range of the EV. A battery TMS study or an EV TMS study involves the use of thermal and fluid physics and Altair’s AcuSolve (Computational Fluid Dynamics based Simulation Technology), was used to carry out this study. The importance of finding new methods for effectively and accurately designing TMS that control temperature and optimize the performance of Li-ion batteries. This can be used to study and optimize the Battery Thermal Management System and other Thermal Management requirements arising in an electric vehicle which involves both active and passive cooling. A similar issue of heat (unwanted) exists in Motors as well, in this, we shall cover the Multiphysics simulation of Motors which shall include both electromagnetics and CFD Thermal studies of both air and liquid coolant motors.

Webinars

NVH Refinement for Electric Vehicles

Replacement of traditional combustion engines with an electric powertrain, bring electro-mechanical induced tonal and high-frequency whine noise. In addition, tire and aerodynamic turbulent noise become more prominent in the absence of a standard Internal Combustion Engine. Also, the perceived sound quality imposes a new set of challenges. This leads to completely new methods of NVH refinement, keeping the decades of research aside. As it is important to address these issues at the design and development stage, adopting the new simulation techniques to manage future NVH challenges in e-Mobility is of the prime challenge to the traditional NVH engineers. In this webinar, we shall discuss some of those key NVH challenges specific to electric vehicles and appropriate simulation processes to develop countermeasures.

Webinars

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.

Videos

Altair FEKO and Winprop New Feature Overview

View a high level overview of the new features available within FEKO and Winprop for version 2019.

New Features

Aircraft Radome Multiphysics Using Simulation

Watch this webinar to see a demonstration of a multiphysics simulation approach using the Altair HyperWorks platform for the analysis of airborne radomes for electromagnetic , structural, aerodynamic, and bird strike performances.

Webinars

A New & Revolutionary Way to Collect Energy from Wind

David Yáñez presents at the UK ATC 2019. Vortex Bladeless is a Spanish start-up that is developing a new wind energy technology. Its key characteristic is the minimization of mechanical elements that can be worn by friction. In the first stage, its application area seems to be distributed energy. For its development, CFD tools are being of vital importance. Both the fluid-structure interaction and the behavior of the magnetic fields in the alternator are being studied mainly with this type of tool. The results obtained are being contrasted with experimental results obtained both in wind tunnel and in real application environments.

A general vision of the technology, the strategies used for the integration of the different physical phenomena involved and the path traveled for its development will be exposed.

ATC Presentations

What's New in Feko and WinProp 2019

New features and benefits of Altair Feko and WinProp in the 2019 release

Webinars

Radio Coverage Planning for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Including 5G

This webinar will give an overview of WinProp's capabilities for the radio planning with real use cases showing the performance of WinProp in topographical, built-up, industrial, and indoor scenarios including live demonstrations at the end.

Webinars

Feko Lua Script: High-resolution range profile calculation

This plugin computes a high-resolution range profile (HRRP) of an object. An HRRP is a one dimensional signature of the target object, and one of the main applications is in automatic target recognition systems.

Demo Models, Technical Papers

In-depth Optimisation with Altair Feko & HyperStudy

Altair Feko is a well-known and trusted numerical analysis tool for a wide range of problems in electromagnetics. Its efficient solvers make it a very good tool to utilize as part of a process that explores solution spaces or performs advanced optimisation tasks in electromagnetics. Altair HyperStudy makes a strong complement to Altair Feko for exactly this purpose. This webinar will introduce attendees to HyperStudy and demonstrate how its features and workflows can help electromagnetics scientists and engineers explore solutions spaces with advanced design of experiments (DOE) strategies and perform advanced optimisations using hyperdimensional solution surfaces.

Webinars

Generation of Antenna Array Excitation

See how Altair Compose can be used for the automatic generation of antenna array excitations. You can seamlessly perform the necessary calculations, data formatting and output for use with Altair Feko.

Videos

Wireless Network Design for Railway Scenarios, Including Tunnels and Metro Stations

Key challenges for train/metro operators are increasing traffic volumes, ensuring passengers safety and security during their journey, as well as providing real time multimedia information and access to social networks in stations and tunnels. To meet these requirements various broadband telecommunication networks based on WiFi, GSM-R, LTE need to be put in place. This webinar will show how WinProp is used for the wireless network design and deployment in various railway scenarios including tunnels and metro stations, inside train wagons, as well as along railway tracks. Both antennas and leaky feeder cables can be deployed in the 3D environment of the station/tunnel scenario including the train.

Webinars

Using Altair Feko™ to reduce heating during MRI for Deep Brain Stimulation

See how Altair Feko helped reduce heat during MRI procedures in DBS implants.

Customer Stories

Battery Thermal Management - 13 March 2019

Given EVs are gaining momentum and the recent Govt. of India’s strict localization norms in EVs to avail incentives, Altair announces a 3-part webinar series to introduce its powerful and most comprehensive industry solution set for E-mobility from concept till end use. Open to startups, OEM and supplier alike, we invite you to join our 3-part live webinar series. We will discuss the various challenges in EV systems and how Altair solutions play an important role in the design & development stage. Namely, how you can cut down development time and cost while improving your designs, how you can rapidly prototype your ideas, tame the complexities involved in a highly complex system and lots more. We will highlight some unique challenges for EVs specific to India and discuss how to address them.

Webinars

Virtual Drive Tests for ADAS Radar Sensors and Communication Antennas

This webinar shows how Altair WinProp considers the full environment including buildings, cars, street objects in order to get accurate representations of the radio waves impinging on the installed car antennas and the multipath radar channels including reflections, diffractions and scattered contributions. For the efficient analysis the car objects can be also replaced by their corresponding radar cross sections (pre-calculated in Altair Feko). Thus allowing the realistic and fully reproducible evaluations of different options for the antennas and sensors including their integration and configuration.

Webinars