WIPL-D in EuCAP Benchmark
This application note presents the most significant part of the WIPL-D participation of the convened session of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EuRAAP) Working Group (WG) on Software. The results were continually presented in the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in the period 2012-2018. The results were in the last stage (2016-2018) compared to the measured data obtained in cooperation with the EuRAAP WG on Measurements. The effort integrated software and measurements that were performed by experts (vendors of measurement equipment).
Traditionally, a report on benchmark activities is published in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.
WIPL-D participated in each run, contributing results, ideas for improvements, trying to achieve better agreement between the results etc. At the end, the organizers present an exceptional understanding of how far benchmarking can bring the EM community. Several software tools correlate quite well when they are analyzing exactly the same structure, including a full analysis of the complete connector topology (in the case of the most demanding structure, the GSM antenna).
Several structures were presented. In most cases, the agreement between the simulated results was quite well. The agreement was quite good between the simulated and the measured data. Through the entire benchmark, the most demanding was the simulation and measurement of the tri band GSM antenna. All the efforts done in this area has improved the cooperation in the EM community and lead to the increased capabilities to compare the simulated and the measured data between different institutions. This can be seen by the easiness shown in comparing the results even for the most complicated structures. However, the agreement on the GSM antenna remained the most challenging task through the entire benchmark activity.
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