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Antenna Builder

Motivation

The aim of this tool is to give user-controlled graphical interface where it is possible to draw a planar antenna structure and the program returns current/charge distribution and evaluates its Q-factor. The computed Q-factor value invites to find an antenna which minimizes this important antenna metric. As an option, a genetic algorithm can be employed for this minimization process.

Distribution

Antenna Builder download is freely available. The tool needs AToM package to operate (at least its free version). An option using genetic algorithm also requires FOPS package.

EMiT 2018

On February 27, Department of Electromagnetic Field at CTU FEE Prague organized a student workshop entitled Electromagnetic Tuesday (EMiT), where students could see the actual research topic in applied electromagnetism. The Antenna Builder was one of the interactive shows.

At the end of the workshop, Antenna Builder application registered 20 users and 1222 antenna designs. Best solutions for each user are shown in the following table. Three best designs have been awarded a prize.

Pos.NameBest QAttemptsDesign
1. Eöllösová Klára,
Staroňová Barbora,
Masopustová Kateřina
23.96 146 Design
2. Kouba Tomáš,
Krpenský Antonín
23.99 109 Design
3. Liška Jakub 24.00 68 Design
4. Kouba Tomáš 24.20 247 Design
5. König Jan 24.23 26 Design
6. Myronchuk Oleksandr 24.23 77 Design
7. Šrámek Martin 24.23 98 Design
8. Rich Elephant 24.24 22 Design
9. Andriiets Svitlana 24.36 64 Design
10. Polášek Petr 24.41 67 Design
11. Proud Ape 24.43 44 Design
12. Šereda Ondřej 24.51 16 Design
13. Sausage 24.58 105 Design
14. Machač Jan 24.90 26 Design
15. Adler Viktor 25.21 4 Design
16. Yakoniuk Anatolii 26.73 65 Design
17. Nekvapil Tomáš 27.14 9 Design
18. Brave Whale 27.28 6 Design
19. Boiled Crocodile 29.09 9 Design
20. Pervak Yevhen 30.89 14 Design