TICRA Tools 19.0 is the first major step towards a shared interface to multiple TICRA products. In the TICRA Tools framework, GRASP, ESTEAM (previously MoM) and CHAMP 3D work together so that users can combine the features of one product with the others to perform very advanced analyses and designs of complex antenna structures.
TICRA Tools holds the following products:
Optimisation of antennas and waveguide components in TICRA Tools
The TICRA Tools framework comes with built-in optimisation capabilities which allow the user to optimise the design of antennas and waveguide components based on a selection among 5 different and well-established optimisation algorithms to find the one most suited for your specific design problem.
Coupling between antennas in TICRA Tools
When different antennas are mounted in close proximity of each other, e.g. on a mast or a spacecraft, there will be an inevitable coupling between them, directly or through a scattering process. The coupling feature that can be used with any product in TICRA Tools enables the computation of this, using any of the available analysis methods for the given antenna system.
Future releases of TICRA Tools
Soon we plan to update TICRA Tools with the upcoming release of QUPES. QUPES is used for analysis and design of quasi-periodic surfaces, such as reflectarrays, frequency selective surfaces (FSS), transmitarrays and more. Additionally, POS will be integrated in the TICRA Tools framework in the future.