AN-SOF is intended for solving problems in the following areas:
General antenna analysis and design.
Antennas over real ground.
Broadcast antennas with radial wire ground screens.
Microstrip patch antennas.
Radiated emissions from printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) applications.
Passive circuits and non-radiating networks.
AN-SOF can be used to
learn more about antennas
get insight into the behavior of an antenna
design better antennas
predict antenna performance
tune for performance
try several possibilities before building the real model
Easy to use
The main purpose of AN-SOF is making simulation easy and accessible to a wide audience, so the software has been designed for everyone interested in Electromagnetics and Electronics. AN-SOF is frequently used by students, teachers, technicians, engineers, amateur radio hams, and everyone involved in the research and design of metallic antennas and passive circuits, from the very low frequency range to microwaves, as well as those dealing with radio engineering, microwaves, radar techniques, electromagnetic compatibility and communications.
The program can also be used for teaching purposes, primarily for research activities at the postgraduate level, but also for demonstration of antenna and scatterer phenomena.
AN-SOF is based on an improved version of the so-called Method of Moments (MoM) for wire structures. The modeling of the structure can be performed by means of the AN-SOF specific 3D CAD interface. Electromagnetic fields, currents, voltages, input impedances, consumed and radiated powers, gain, directivity, and several more parameters can be computed in a frequency sweep and plotted in 2D and 3D graphical representations.