What is WASP-NET?
WASP-NET®, the Waveguide and Antenna Synthesis Program for NETworks, has been created to help you get extraordinary time-saving benefits for your professional electromagnetic (EM) CAD designs and optimizations while not compromising full-wave accuracy and general 3D structure flexibility
High design efficiency and fast product output are increasingly mission-critical for today’s microwave, antenna, space and communication industries. The hybrid EM CAD and optimization tool WASP-NET helps reduce time to market through extremely high simulation and optimization efficiency and accuracy.
WASP-NET’s high optimization efficiency enables engineers to complete design tasks quickly through direct, fast and accurate full-wave overall EM optimization. The simulation speed of WASP-NET enables full design space exploration through a high number of optimization iterations in a short time. In this way, extremely challenging design problems can be solved quickly.
WASP-NET’s hybrid multi-solver technology uniquely combines mode-matching (MM) speed with finite-element (FE) flexibility and method-of-moment (MoM) radiation computation efficiency, accelerated by domain-decomposition method (DDM), fast multipole method (FMM), adaptive integral method (AIM), adaptive cross-evaluation (ACE), iterative physical optics (IPO), and physical theory of diffraction (PTD).
Benefits for users are extremely high calculation speed, complete 3D structure flexibility and full-wave accuracy for efficiently optimizing all passive microwave components, antennas and arrays, including feed-networks, directly on rigorous EM level. WASP-NET has been acknowledged by market leaders worldwide for over 25 years for solving challenging EM design problems with fast optimizations.
Waveguide components, such as filters, couplers, diplexers, multiplexers, polarizers, ortho-mode transducers (OMTs), dielectic resonators, and circulators can very efficiently be designed and optimized by using WASP-NET, because large portions of the waveguide structures can be processed by the quasi-analytical mode-matching (MM) technique and 3D EM can be limited to those parts, which MM cannot handle.
Antennas Including Feed Networks
For radiating elements, WASP-NET utilizes the method-of-moments (MoM) in form of the most advanced algorithms, such as the adaptive integral method (AIM), the multilevel fast multipole method (MLFMM), and the domain decomposition method (DDM).
Complete feed-networks (such as OMTs, polarizers, etc.) can directly be integrated in the antenna design and optimization process achieving the optimum overall performance and unprecedented accuracy in a minimum of time.
WASP-NET includes a powerful array tool, which allows analyzing and optimizing antenna arrays both with the fast Floquet mode algorithm (infinite array extension, “periodic boundary”) and the rigorous domain-decomposition method (DDM), which takes the finite extension of the array rigorously into account.
WASP-NET includes user-friendly design wizards for various application areas, such as different types of filters, antennas and arrays: From specs to rigorous EM based results within a couple of minutes.
Designer Data Base
WASP-NET includes a comprehensive designer database with more than 500 pre-optimized design examples of practically all types of microwave and antenna structures and components.
The design examples serve as convenient and user-friendly templates for your own fast advanced designs. Just scale a selected template to your desired frequency range, modify the template when necessary, and re-optimize the template to your desired specifications with WASP-NET's powerful optimizers and utilizing WASP-NET's high optimization speed.