Benchmark of Acceleware vs XFdtd for Field Simulations of Microstrip Patch Antenna

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  • Tendayi Kamucheka Department of Computer Science Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Zhijun Gui Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Miaoqing Huang Department of Computer Science Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Hugh Churchill Department of Physics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Magda El-Shenawee Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Keywords:

Acceleware, FDTD, microstrip antenna, XFdtd

Abstract

We benchmark the accuracy and the speed of the Acceleware FDTD library vs XFdtd in simulating a microstrip patch antenna. The benchmark is based on the sampled electric and magnetic fields. The results show that Acceleware performs almost three times faster than XFdtd. The relative mean error is less than 2.0%.

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Published

2020-11-07

How to Cite

Tendayi Kamucheka, Zhijun Gui, Miaoqing Huang, Hugh Churchill, & Magda El-Shenawee. (2020). Benchmark of Acceleware vs XFdtd for Field Simulations of Microstrip Patch Antenna. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal (ACES), 35(11), 1410–1411. Retrieved from https://journals.riverpublishers.com/index.php/ACES/article/view/7613

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