Dielectric has launched its virtualized antenna modeling service, with three shipments out the door for two Canadian FM broadcasters. The first shipments include two DCR-H ring antennas and one DCPJ cross-dipole panel antenna.
The company says the Artificial Intelligence Optimization procedure ensures the geometry for each antenna generates the desired radiation patterns while maintaining FCC compliance. Dielectric said its use of High-Frequency Simulation Software (HFSS) helps to drive the computer simulation process for the AIO antenna modeling process.
The company notes that physical antenna models are difficult to manage and take time to get results. They require using standardized tower sections, and the technician must gradually make small adjustments. HFSS makes small changes efficiently across the virtual design process, allowing Dielectric to optimize radiation patterns without time and material constraints or settling on a design.
HFSS also accelerates the workflow from design to shipment. “This process greatly increases the accuracy through direct input of all dimensions that effect the antenna radiation pattern such as tower leg diameter, transmission lines in the aperture of the antenna, antenna orientation, standoff, and ultimately parasitic length, location and orientation,” the company says.
The AIO modeling process uses an optimizer that drives AI-driven decision making outside of the HFSS environment. Dielectric’s solution utilizes OptiSlang, an optimetric language that reduces setup times (from physical to virtual) by several hours, and reduces man-hour labor from an average of 40 hours to one.
Dielectric’s AIO virtualized antenna modeling service is now available for its FM antennas.