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"For several years now, FEKO is our first choice antenna design tool. We are using FEKO for analyzing and developing various antennas like antennas for communication and measurement applications, direction finding antennas, patch antennas etc. covering the shortwave range up to the EHF range. We appreciate the ability of the FEKO team to integrate a large number of computational methods in a stable and reliable manner into the existing program as well hybridizing different methods e.g. MoM-FEM. The support is prompt and competent."

Ludwig Nielsen, Dietmar Leugner
Rohde&Schwarz R&D Antennas,
Radiomonitoring and Radiolocation Division,
Germany

 

"I made it a point to attend the ACES 19th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (2003) with the specific intention of checking out the FEKO code.  The FEKO team helped me model a 3D rolled edge discone antenna which compared well with measured results.  The code is easy to use and is right in the sweet spot of the aircraft antennas that we build at Northrop Grumman.  In short order we designed several new antennas and were able to use the 3D CAD features to predict the DF performance on multiple aircraft platforms.  The theoretical results match the flight data so well that we realized that scale models were no longer as accurate as the predicted data.  We have predicted antenna patterns on trucks, tanks, UAV’s, prop aircraft, and jets with very quick turnaround using the Fast Multipole capabilities of the FEKO code.  The FEKO code has given our company a huge boost in productivity and provides quick turnaround for antenna design and DF systems analysis. "

Keith Snyder
Senior Staff Antenna Engineer
Northrop Grumman Cyber and SIGINT Systems, USA

 

"I have been a FEKO user since early 2003 and had great success using FEKO in my work related to antenna design and placement on a variety of military platforms. The ability to visualize and quantify the electromagnetic problem is invaluable and I am impressed by FEKO's easy to use graphical tools and post processing capability. In my opinion, FEKO has evolved to be the most comprehensive generic electromagnetic (EM) solver commercially available. It's wide variety of numerical methods allows to define and solve any EM problem. On top of it is the EMSS excellent technical support that is prompt, competent and very friendly. I wish FEKO team all the best in their new development efforts and look forward to continue using FEKO."

Stan Kacmarik
Lead Engineer - Electromagnetic Systems
Department of National Defence, Ottawa, ON, Canada

 

"Our antenna team has been using FEKO since 2003 for antenna design, analysis, performance assessment and large structure scattering effects.  Due to FEKO’s user friendly GUI in building geometries and meshing the structures, our modeling efficiency has increased significantly.  Results from FEKO are routinely validated with measurements bringing confidence to conceptual designs, trade studies and risk reduction activities in which prototypes and measurements are not always available.  We also found FEKO technical support to be superior both in response time and technical competence of its team.  FEKO’s multi-core processor capability has strengthened our ability to conduct large electromagnetic problems. We have recently upgraded to 64-bit machines and found the FEKO license transition to be seamless and the added capability to be invaluable for our work.  Our experience with the software is so positive that we added FEKO to our company strategic tool list.  Thank you FEKO and we look forward to future FEKO development! "

Julie Huffman
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, USA

 

"Our group at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) has been using FEKO since 2003. In these years we have witnessed an extraordinary improvement in all its features. From the user-friendly GUI CADFEKO to the new post-processing tool POSTFEKO and the kernel, which includes practically all frequency domain methods, which more importantly can be combined on a given problem: MoM + FEM + GTD + UTD + multilayer Green's function.
Another remarkable feature is  FEKO developers' concern for including the latest reliable fast techniques available, such as MLFMM, ACA, parallelization.
One extra feature I find appealing is that advanced users who are familiar with computational electromagnetics can still control solution parameters at a very low level.
Finally, apart from the accuracy of the solutions obtained, I find FEKO is the perfect suite for student practicing in an antenna course or even at a graduate level, in an advanced electromagnetics course, where all these methods provided can be tested, compared and taken to their limits."

Dr Alejandro Valero Nogueira
Associate Professor
Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicacion Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

 

 

"My colleagues, students, and I use FEKO for antenna design and radar cross section analysis. The agreement with experiments is amazing. Product support is superb!"

Randy Haupt
Senior Scientist & Department Head Computational Electromagnetics
Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

 

 

"FEKO has been the sole full-wave electromagnetic field solver package used in my research laboratory. My research group uses it for antenna design and on-vehicle antenna pattern characterization for the automotive industry. It's flexibility enables the solution to a wide variety of electromagnetic problems and the technical support for this product is excellent in terms of responsiveness and technical insight."

Daniel N. Aloi
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Director, Applied EMAG and Wireless Lab
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions in Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Oakland University, USA

 

"It is desirable to have many different electromagnetic simulation tools available for analysis. An EM simulation package with a single analysis technique does not generally offer the most time-efficient and accurate solution process for all the applications. For example, a method of moment (MoM) code might be a better choice than a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) code if one is dealing with a high-Q structure for a narrow-band frequency sweep. If an EM problem involves high-loss, anisotropic magnetic materials for single frequency analysis, one may prefer the finite-element method (FEM) code to other methods. Sometimes, a hybrid code, enabling multiple computational methods, may be the most efficient approach for a given trade off in time and accuracy.

Luckily, the FEKO electromagnetic computational suite provides various computational electromagnetic (CEM) techniques, including MoM, FEM, MLFMM, PO, GO, and UTD , in a single package. At the same time, the FEKO suite is capable of hybrid simulations mixing the CEM codes. Thus, the FEKO suite provides a versatile set of tools, offering time-efficient and accurate solutions for a variety of EM problems.

In Virginia Tech Antenna Group, we have been dealing with a number of challenging EM problems, including array antennas, reflector antennas, ultra-wideband antennas, portable radios, RFIDs, and measurements for material, antenna, circuit, and channel characterization. FEKO has been successfully used for many pure research topics and sponsored projects with a substantial time-and-cost saving. FEKO allows the user access to many different output options, as well as some specialized options such as the impedance matrices and vector potentials. These options make the FEKO suite extremely useful in verifying details of theoretical developments.

Along with the excellent computational features of the FEKO suite, the experienced FEKO-support team provides prompt assistance and detailed information whenever difficulties arise or questions occur about modeling problems or functions of the FEKO suite.

If someone is looking for a powerful commercial CEM package for the challenging EM problems of today, we highly recommend trying the FEKO suite."

Taeyoung Yang
Virginia Tech Antenna Group, Virginia, USA

 

"FEKO has the most powerful and user-friendly post-processing interface of any EM modelling code I've used. I was able to present simulation results in any format I wanted in minutes."

Changyi Su
Ph.D. Student
Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory, Clemson University, USA
Selection of Commercial Users of FEKO - header

Selection of Commercial Users

Selection of Commercial Users of FEKO - content
  • Alenia Aerospace
  • ARINC
  • Blaupunkt-Werke
  • BMW
  • Bosch Telecom
  • CMC Electronics
  • EADS
  • Daimler
  • DENSO
  • Department of National Defence (EM Systems), Canada
  • DWE Aero LLC
  • European Space Agency (ESA ESTEC)
  • First RF Corporation
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Hirschmann Electronics
  • Japan Radio Co. (JRC)
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • MASPRO DENKOH
  • Microwave Engineering Corporation
  • Motorola Labs
  • US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Nissan
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PSA Group
  • Research in Motion
  • SAAB Avionics
  • SELEX
  • South West Research Institute
  • Thales Communications
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • TUSAÞ Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI)
  • US Army Research Laboratory
  • Yazaki Corporation
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Selection of Academic Users

Selection of Academic Users of FEKO - content
  • Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Arizona State University, USA
  • Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Blaise Pascal University, France
  • Bundeswehr University, Germany
  • Clemson University, USA
  • Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • McMaster University, Canada
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
  • National Defence Academy, Japan
  • Oakland University, USA
  • Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
  • Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Reykjavik University, Iceland
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • University of Arizona, USA
  • University of Colorado, USA
  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • University of Skopje, Macedonia
  • University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA