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CST MICROWAVE STUDIO H F D E S I G N A N D A N A LY S I S

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CST MICROWAVE STUDIO 5 Getting Started

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November 19, 2003

ContentsCHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................ 3

Welcome..................................................................................................................................... 3 How to Get Started Quickly?................................................................................................... 3 What is CST MICROWAVE STUDIO ? .................................................................................. 3 Who Uses CST MICROWAVE STUDIO ?.............................................................................. 4 CST MICROWAVE STUDIO Key Features............................................................................... 5 General ................................................................................................................................... 5 Structure Modeling.................................................................................................................. 5 Transient Simulator................................................................................................................. 5 Frequency Domain Simulator.................................................................................................. 6 Eigenmode Simulator.............................................................................................................. 7 Modal Analysis Simulator........................................................................................................ 7 Visualization and Secondary Result Calculation ..................................................................... 8 Result Export .......................................................................................................................... 8 Automation.............................................................................................................................. 8 About This Manual ...................................................................................................................... 9 Document Conventions........................................................................................................... 9 Your Feedback........................................................................................................................ 9 Contacting CST Computer Simulation Technology................................................................ 10 CST Headquarters ................................................................................................................ 10 Worldwide Distribution Agents .............................................................................................. 10 Technical Support ................................................................................................................. 11CHAPTER 2 INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................... 12

Installation Requirements.......................................................................................................... 12 Software Requirements......................................................................................................... 12 Hardware Requirements ....................................................................................................... 12 Licensing Options ..................................................................................................................... 12 Installation Instructions ............................................................................................................. 13 Providing Password Information ............................................................................................... 14CHAPTER 3 QUICK TOUR .................................................................................................................. 15

Starting the software ................................................................................................................. 15 Overview of the User Interfaces Structure................................................................................ 16 Creating and Viewing Some Simple Structures ........................................................................ 17 Create a First Brick............................................................................................................. 17 An Overview of the Basic Shapes Available ......................................................................... 20 Selecting Previously Defined Shapes, Grouping Shapes into Components and Assigning Material Properties ................................................................................................................ 20 Changing the View................................................................................................................ 24 Applying Geometric Transformations .................................................................................... 26 Combine Shapes by Using Boolean Operations ................................................................... 28 Pick Points, Edges or Faces from Within the Model ............................................................. 30 Chamfer and Blend Edges .................................................................................................... 32 Local Coordinate Systems .................................................................................................... 39

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CST MICROWAVE STUDIO 5 Getting Started

The History List ..................................................................................................................... 42 The History Tree ................................................................................................................... 44 Curve Creation...................................................................................................................... 46 Local Modifications ............................................................................................................... 50 Trace Creation ...................................................................................................................... 52 The First Real World Application Example................................................................................ 54 The Structure ........................................................................................................................ 54 Start CST MICROWAVE STUDIO ....................................................................................... 55 Open the Quick Start Guide .................................................................................................. 55 Define the Units .................................................................................................................... 56 Define the Background Material............................................................................................ 57 Model the Structure............................................................................................................... 57 Define Ports .......................................................................................................................... 65 Define the Frequency Range ................................................................................................ 67 Define Boundary and Symmetry Conditions ......................................................................... 68 Visualize the Mesh................................................................................................................ 70 Start the Simulation............................................................................................................... 72 Analyze the Port Modes ........................................................................................................ 75 Analyze the S-Parameters .................................................................................................... 77 Adaptive Mesh Refinement ................................................................................................... 80 Analyze the Electromagnetic Field at Various Frequencies .................................................. 83 Parameterization of the Model and the Automatic Optimization of the Structure .................. 88 Summary............................................................................................................................. 104 Which Solver to Use? ............................................................................................................. 105 Antenna Computa