What is WASP-NET?

WASP-NET® stands for Waveguide and Antenna Synthesis Program for Networks. WASP-NET helps you to 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 microwave, antenna, space and communication industries. Our hybrid EM CAD and optimization tool, WASP-NET, helps reduce time to market through high simulation and optimization efficiency and accuracy.

Optimization Efficiency

Engineers can use WASP-NET 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. It enables the rapid solution of challenging design problems.

Solver Technology

The hybrid multi-solver technology of WASP-NET 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 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. Market leaders worldwide have acknowledged WASP-NET for over 25 years for solving challenging EM design problems with fast optimizations.

WASP-NET Applications Areas

WASP-NET has design and simulation capabilities in several areas of microwave and RF design

Waveguide Structures

Engineers can efficiently apply WASP-NET to the design and optimization of Waveguide components, such as filters, couplers, diplexers, multiplexers, polarizers, ortho-mode transducers (OMTs), dielectric resonators, and circulators. It enables the processing of large portions of the waveguide structures by the quasi-analytical mode-matching (MM) technique and uses 3D EM only for those parts, which MM cannot handle.

WASP-NET simulation model of a ka-band orthomode transducer > Dassault Systemes

Antennas with Feed Networks

WASP-NET offers a wide range of simulation methods for radiating elements. These methods are the method-of-moments (MoM) in form of 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, ...) 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 Hornantenna with Feed > Dassault Systèmes

Antenna Arrays

WASP-NET includes a powerful array tool, which allows analyzing and optimizing antenna arrays. It uses both 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 into account.

WASP-NET Simulation of an Antenna Array, shoing the main lobe > Dassault Systemes

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 required frequency range and modify the template when necessary. Then optimize the template to your specifications with WASP-NET's powerful optimizers and benefit from WASP-NET's high optimization speed.

WASP-NET Designer Database > Dassault Systèmes

Design Wizards

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 minutes.

WASP-NET Design Wizard > Dassault Systèmes

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