Why Antenna Synthesis Technology?
Traditional antenna design methods have been used, and continue to be used since the original invention of the antenna at the end of the 19th century. Engineers have created a wide range of very useful designs, many of which rely on complicated mechanisms of operation based on a deep understanding of the physics involved.
However, there are limitations and high costs associated with this approach. (1) An engineer is only as effective as his or her understanding of the field, and a good understanding requires years of experience and/or training to obtain, and is still constrained by the limitations of the human mind to work with multiple variables and criteria. (2) Experienced antenna engineers are relatively scarce. (3) For many organizations, especially those focused on building systems rather than antenna research, it may be difficult to keep an antenna engineer supplied with work unless a steady stream of antenna projects is available. (4) Engineering labor costs can be significant. (5) The time between setting requirements and meeting them may also be lengthy.
To address these issues, X5 and other research teams have built optimizers around EM simulators. While generally much more powerful than built-in optimizers, these must be programmed by engineers with multi-disciplinary skills in antenna design, computer science, and optimization algorithms, and a given problem may still require significant labor to develop programs that will solve it.
AntSyn allows the engineer to dispense with the steps of creating an initial model, analyzing performance, iterating, and programming. AntSyn automates the antenna design and optimization process through the use of an easy-to-use, intelligent computer-aided design system that generates antenna designs from sets of requirements, without requiring further engineering input.
X5's Antenna Synthesis Technology
X5 provides the only antenna synthesis tool on the market. Developed over many years at MIT, Stanford, CMU, NASA, X5's antenna synthesis technology is comprised of three main elements: advanced artificial intelligence optimization algorithms, a proprietary synthesis engine based on years of commercial antenna design and fabrication, and a scaleable, back-end parallel processing system that efficiently runs our algorithms.