Ansys HFSS for Antenna Design

Course Overview

The HFSS Antenna course explores antenna-related HFSS topics such as radiating boundaries, including how well they absorb energy from different angles, and hybrid regions which connect different antenna simulations together. HFSS Antenna covers both finite element analysis (FEA) volumetric simulation as well as integral equation (IE) simulation and how they can connect a reflector antenna dish simulation to a horn antenna simulation feeding the dish.  HFSS Antenna practices impedance matching antenna with circuit elements and explores examples of finite array design analysis with unit cells and Floquet modes.


  • Completion of the HFSS Getting Started course or equivalent familiarity with HFSS 3D modeler, workflow, solver setup, and post-processing (plotting results graphs).
  • Knowledge of microwave electronic principles including S-parameters, transmission lines and antenna far-field radiation patterns.
  • Knowledge of antenna impedance matching, infinite array and finite array principles are also important as workshop exercises utilize these engineering principles.

Target Audience:

Antenna Design Engineers

Teaching Method:

Lecture modules and simulation workshops to gain hands-on knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course. Although the course listing is instructor led, the simulation workshops are self-explanatory and easy to follow for independent learners.

Learning Path

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Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create antennas from the Antenna Design Toolkit or by drawing new geometry
  • Create antenna simulation results reports and plot field overlays on antenna geometry
  • Connect antenna structures to RF circuit schematics
  • Run Optimetrics
  • Distinguish various EM formulations available for antenna design
  • Set up both infinite array and finite array simulations

Available Dates

Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
January 12, 2021
9:30 - 16:30 CST (GMT +8)
1 Session
Jan 12
Live Hsinchu , Taiwan Chinese 19500 TWD Register
January 25, 2021
13:00 - 15:00 EST (GMT -5)
4 Sessions
Jan 25-28
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only Register
March 2, 2021
10:00 - 12:00 CET (GMT +1)
4 Sessions
Mar 2-5
Virtual Virtual - WebEx
English Subscription Only
March 2, 2021
10:00 - 17:00 KST (GMT +9)
2 Days
Mar 2-3
Live Seoul , South Korea
Korean 700000 KRW Register
May 3, 2021
16:00 - 18:00 EST (GMT -5)
4 Session
May 3-6
Virtual Virtual - WebEx
English Subscription Only

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


This is a 1.5 day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions. Module 1 Introductory workshops provide antenna-related HFSS familiarity; they should be completed independently prior to the start of class.

  • Antenna geometry construction and synthesis from the Antenna Toolkit
  • Radiation boundaries, perfectly matched layers (PML) and finite element boundary integral (FE-BI)
  • Wave port, lumped port, and Floquet port excitations setup
  • Solution setup and Post-processing
  • Dynamic link antenna and circuit simulation
  • Optimetrics – parameteric sweep and derivative tuning
  • HFSS-IE and Hybrid FEM-IE Solutions
  • Unit Cell Analysis (Infinite Array)
  • Finite Array DDM Analysis

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Post-processing: far field plots, infinite sphere setup, S-parameter and fields plots
  • Workshop WS_02.1 circularly polarized patch antenna
  • Boundaries ABC, PML, FE-BI
  • Workshops WS_03 Open Regions and PIFA with ABC, PML, and FE-BI
  • Dynamic link to RF circuit hierarchically driving an EM antenna structure

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Workshop WS_04.1 Log-periodic antenna impedance matching network
  • Introduction to Optimetrics
  • Parametric, Optimization, Statistical, Sensitivity Analysis
  • Analytic Derivatives
  • Workshop WS_05.1 – Patch Antenna Optimization
  • HFSS-IE integral equation Hybrid Region

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 1 (Part 1)

  • WS_06.1 HFSS-IE blade antenna workshop
  • FEM FE-BI IE SBR+ formulations
  • Workshop WS_07.1 blade antenna FE-BI, IE, and SBR+ comparison

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2 (Part 2)

  • Hybrid finite element & integral equation link 
  • Workshop WS_08.1 – dish and reflector antenna hybrid regions 

Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2 (Half Day)

  • Infinite Array,Unit Cell, and Floquet ports
  • Workshop WS_09.1 – Unit Cell diagonal array
  • Finite Array Simulation with HPC
  • Workshop WS_10.1 – FADDM