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Antenna Design Automation with Scripting/Parameterized EM Analysis

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2/7/13 1:00 pm to 2/7/13 2:00 pm EST

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Innovations in EDA Webcast

Title:
Antenna Design Automation with Scripting and Parameterized EM Analysis

Date:
February 7, 2013

Time:
10:00 AM PT/ 1:00 PM ET/ 6:00 PM UTC

Why this webcast is important:
Full-wave 3D EM software is an indispensable tool for designing RF antenna structures. However, complex array-based antennas can be cumbersome to set up and analyze in traditional EM software tools. Agilent EMPro has integrated Python based scripting that provides the user the ability to automate geometry creation, simulation and data analysis. This, combined with parameterization of key design variables can greatly accelerate the development process.

This webcast will illustrate the advantages of scripting and parameterization by considering the example of an MxN element Microstrip Phased Array patch antenna. A 3D model of the entire array with feed ports will be generated using scripting. Electronic beam steering of the antenna will be demonstrated by simply parameterizing the look angle without having to manually redefine the excitations at every antenna element. The array antenna model will also include excitations at any given frequency within the band at sum, azimuth-difference or elevation-difference modes, with or without the amplitude tapering, utilizing scripting and parameterization.

Who should attend:
Antenna designers will learn how scripting and parameterization in 3D EM simulators can accelerate the design process.

Presenter:
Dr. Raghu K. Settaluri, VP Engineering, Antennas for Communications (AFC)

Bio
Dr. Raghu K. Settaluri received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, in 1990.

From 1986 to 1990, he was a Senior Scientific Officer with the Center for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology. From 1991 to 1997, he was with Central Electronics Limited, Sahibabad, India, where he was a Senior Technical Manager and Group Leader in the Microwave Electronics Division. From April 1997 to December 1997, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the National University of Singapore. From 1998 to 2007, he was with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, where he was an Associate Professor. In 2007, he joined the Antennas for Communications (AFC) in Ocala, Florida, where he is currently the Vice President of Engineering.

Dr. Settaluri serves as a Program Manager for several US Government Contracts at AFC. His current research interests include innovative radome design for communication/weather antenna systems and computer-aided design (CAD) modeling of microwave antennas and phased arrays. Dr. Settaluri holds several patents and has published more than 40 journal and conference publications. He serves on the review panel for a number of program committees at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Settaluri is a Senior Member of IEEE. His biography is listed in Who’s Who in the Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in American Education.

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