FEKO is a comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software tool, based on state of the art computational electromagnetics (CEM) techniques. It enables users to solve a wide range of electromagnetic problems.
The multiple solution techniques available within FEKO make it applicable to a wide range of problems for a large array of industries. Typical applications include:
- Antennas: analysis of horns, microstrip patches, wire antennas, reflector antennas, conformal antennas, broadband antennas, arrays
- Antenna placement: analysis of antenna radiation patterns, radiation hazard zones, etc. with an antenna placed on a large structure, e.g. ship, aircraft, armoured car
- EMC: analysis of diverse EMC problems including shielding effectiveness of an enclosure, cable coupling analysis in complex environments, e.g. wiring in a car, radiation hazard analysis
- Bio-electromagnetics: analysis of homogeneous or non-homogeneous bodies, SAR extraction
- RF components: analysis of waveguide structures, e.g. filter, slotted antennas, directional couplers
- 3D EM circuits: analysis of microstrip filters, couplers, inductors, etc.
- Radomes: analysis of multiple dielectric layers in a large structure
- Scattering problems: RCS analysis of large and small structures
FEKO for Academics
The FEKO team is committed to supporting engineering education through FEKO. The use of FEKO benefits students as they gain experience with a leading CEM tool widely used in industry. Academic institutions in turn can benefit through using FEKO, by strengthening industrial ties.
The FEKO Student Competition is organised annually to give students the opportunity to showcase their hard work.
FEKO: A Powerful Educational Tool
FEKO offers a broad range of computational electromagnetic techniques combined in one package. The solver includes the Method of Moments (MoM), Multi-level Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) and Finite Element Method (FEM) full-wave methods, as well as the Physical Optics (PO), Geometrical Optics (GO) and Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) asymptotic methods.
Users have the freedom to solve a diverse set of electromagnetic problems with FEKO's various numerical methods and hybridisations. Students can use FEKO to learn basic electromagnetic principles or to investigate the finer intricacies of the different CEM techniques. The hybridisation of these techniques enable advanced research that would not be possible with a code that relies on a single technique.