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.
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.
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.
Feko simulates wireless coverage and enables radio network planning for a building, across a campus, city or a nation with Altair® WinProp™ and Altair® 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Altair Partner Alliance (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.
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.
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.
Altair Feko is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics (CEM) code used widely in the telecommunications, automobile, space and defense industries.
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.
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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