Embedded Element Patterns of an Array

    • diaz3524

       Based on an infinite array simulation (aka unit cell), HFSS allows to calculate the embedded element pattern with a desired resolution established on the Master/Slave boundary conditions. For example, a microstrip patch antenna can be modeled on a square unit cell that lies on the XY plane with a resolution of 5 degrees (i.e., theta from 0 to 90 degrees every 5 degrees and phi from 0 to 180 degrees every 5 degrees). This model yields 1369 points of interest.

      Now, to extract this data, I wrote a Python script that populates every point on a table using the "add trace command". The issue that I find is that it takes the software too much time to complete this table. My resources are a 16 core 2.4 GHz processor and 64 GB of RAM. The code has been running for 2 days and it has done only 524 out of 1369 iterations. 

      Now, my question is: is there a more efficient way of extracting the embedded element patterns of a unit cell?

      Before, I have tried instead of making a big table, exporting each angle as a table and it takes about the same time. 

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