Antennas in Complex Environments
Antennas operating in complex environments, such as within plasmas or near dielectric materials presents unique design challenges. High-power RF antennas can heat plasmas to millions of degrees, and dielectric materials can affect the near- and far-field patterns. Running simulations with VSimEM which is capable of full, self-consistent physics in the presence of plasmas and dielectrics allows engineers to determine the optimal antenna design for operation in complex environments.
With VSim, plasma is modeled by particles or linear response functions and dielectrics are modeled to second-order accuracy.