Category - How-To Guides

How to Speed Up a Simulation

There is always a trade-off between speed and accuracy. However, we often need to prioritize speed in the first simulations of an antenna model. Here are some tips to speed up the calculations.
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H-Field Option in Preferences

We see that most of the time we are interested in calculating only the E-field in antenna projects when we are talking about the near field. For this reason, we have added an option to enable or disable the automatic calculation of the H-Field.
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On the Modeling of Radio Masts

Radiating towers or radio masts can be modeled in AN-SOF with a high degree of detail, as shown in the figure below. Since we already know the omnidirectional shape of the radiation pattern, what interests us is to calculate electric field values at ground level for a given input power.
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How to Export Data and Plots

It is important to be able to export data so we can write reports and share our progress with colleagues. Simulation results can be exported to CSV (Comma Separated Values) files, where data are saved in tabular format.
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The color bar in AN-3D Pattern

It is important to have control over the scales of the graphs for a better presentation and interpretation of the results. We can adjust the maximum and minimum values of the color bar in AN-3D Pattern.
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New release of Antenna Simulation Software: AN-SOF 7.0

Yagi-Uda vs. Element Spacing

This guide explains how to run a script in Scilab to simulate a 3-element Yagi-Uda antenna and get the results as a function of the spacing between the elements. A second script allows us to plot the antenna gain versus element spacing.
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