Simulation Comparison between HFSS, CST and WIPL-D for Design of Dipole, Horn and Parabolic Reflector Antenna

Fahad Shamshad


Antenna designs are becoming increasingly complex with recent advancement in the communication systems. These days it is very important to sort out the software which is best suited to our required antenna design. Complex antenna structures cannot be simulated without using these softwares, known as electromagnetic solvers. The important criteria of simulations are accuracy of results, time and how electrically large structures can be simulated. In this paper three famous electromagnetic solvers High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS), CST Microwave studio (Transient solver) and Wires Plates and Dielectrics (WIPL-D) are compared for accuracy and simulation time with simulations of dipole , Horn and parabolic reflector antenna. In the end pro and cons of these softwares are stated based on the simulation results.


HFSS; CST; WIPL-D; Dipole; Horn; Parabolic reflector

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