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).
- The HFSS 3D Components, Boundary Conditions, Ports and Mesh course is highly recommended.
- Knowledge of microwave electronics and antenna engineering principles, including S-parameters, transmission lines, matching networks and antenna far-field radiation patterns.
Lecture slide files and hands-on simulation workshops connect technical concepts with practical skill in using HFSS FEM. A training certificate is issued on completion of the course.