Advanced Synthesis, EM Simulation of IoT Antenna

Derek Linden, AWR Group, NI

New technologies in cloud computing, advanced electromagnetic (EM) simulation, and additive manufacturing are enabling new microwave components across a spectrum of applications and frequencies. The availability of cloud computing has removed the barrier to novel EM designs, in particular genetic algorithms for complex, three-dimensional (3D) antenna design. Moreover, the advent of additive manufacturing enables engineers to easily realize designs whose complexity would have been extremely difficult and expensive to manufacture using traditional methods. This microapp presents a 3D-mesh antenna designed using AntSyn™ antenna design, synthesis, and optimization software, which utilizes genetic algorithms and simulates on Amazon’s computing cloud.