Microwave

Simulating a Beam Scanning Substrate Integrated Waveguide Leaky Wave Antenna in XFdtd

Simulating a Beam Scanning Substrate Integrated Waveguide Leaky Wave Antenna in XFdtd

An antenna based on a transverse slotted rectangular waveguide design is realized in a substrate integrated waveguide structure and simulated in XFdtd® EM Simulation Software. The antenna scans narrow beams from near broadside to near end fire as a function of frequency. The antenna performance in terms of S-parameters, gain patterns, and radiation efficiency are determined.

Simulating Performance of a Low Cost, Chipless RFID System in XFdtd

Simulating Performance of a Low Cost, Chipless RFID System in XFdtd

This example uses XFdtd to simulate the performance of a low cost, chipless RFID system. The RFID tag is comprised of two ultrawide band monopole disk antennas mounted in a cross-polarized configuration combined with a microstrip line adjacent to six varying size spiral resonators which each represent a single bit in the RFID tag code. The system is validated using two cross-polarized log periodic dipole arrays as the send and receive devices.