Simulation of a lens antenna using a parallelized version of an FDTD simulator

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Geterud, E. (Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Gothenburg, Sweden)
Hjelm, M. (Department of Information Technology and Media, Mid-Sweden University, 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden)
Ciamulski, T. (Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, 5007 Bergen, Norway)
Sypniewski, M. (Institute of Radioelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland)

This article is evaluating parallel processing in electromagnetic simulations for computationally demanding application, using developed FDTD code. A waveguide lens antenna which is complex and large in terms of wavelengths has been simulated and a prototype has been fabricated and measured. Simulated and measured radiation patterns are compared and showing good agreement. The approach of using parallel version of QuickWave-3D software on a popular multi- CPU shared-memory computer has been found suitable for demanding simulations of complex structures.