​​​Helps hardware product engineers to speed-up RF/microwave antenna design & placement modeling with no previous simulation experience needed

Easy-to-use 3D antenna design simulation software

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CENOS Antenna Design is best suited for

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CENOS Antenna Design is built for engineers, hardware product designers, and problem-solvers eager to design new products and antenna prototypes with the help of simulation and computer modeling. CENOS enables rapid antenna simulation to find optimal parameters and characterize radiating properties. Powered by 3rd party open-source elements, CENOS is budget-friendly for SME's and start-ups.

Applications 

CENOS software is specialized in the simulation of microstrip- and wire-type antennas that include various geometries (fractal, helix, horn, loop, slot, patch, spiral, and others), as well as dipole and monopole antennas.

  • Microstrip antennas

    • Planar antenna

    • Patch antenna

    • Stripline antenna

    • Array

    • Slot antenna

    • Fractal antenna

  • Wire antennas

    • Dipole antenna

    • Monopole antenna

    • Helical antenna

    • Loop antenna

    • Cloverleaf antenna

    • Spiral antenna

    • Yagi-Uda antenna

  • ​​Horn antennas

Unmatched ease-of-use

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  • define frequency, 
    dissipation

  • substrate, multiple materials

  • boundary conditions

  • feed, multiple ports

     Get radiation pattern:

  • Farfield in 3D, azimuth & elevation plane in polar and cartesian graphs

     Feed properties:

  • Resistance, reactance, impedance, VSWR & others

     Antenna properties:​

  • Directivity, gain, radiation, intensity

  • use CENOS templates

  • import CAD (STEP IGES)

  • build from scratch using FreeCAD editor

Benefits

​CENOS is fast-to-learn and easy-to-use specialized antenna design simulation software for budget-sensitive customers.

CENOS integrates FreeCAD geometry editor to handle geometry of any complexity, provides built-in utilities for handy design of microstrip antennas and arrays, feed networks, wire antennas (including import of NEC files), and arbitrary 3D structures. FreeCAD also allows to import CAD files from external editors like Autodesk Inventor or similar.

CENOS ensures automatic meshing, as well as allows building manual mesh of any detalization level in the specially designed FreeCAD workspace.

For antenna calculation, the current software version utilizes FEM solver to provide accurate simulation for geometries of any complexity, including multi-port, high Q and other cases. Already now, CENOS R&D is pointing to combining the FEM solver with MoM and FDTD methods to provide a unique, optimized (fast and accurate) solution for any particular case.

CENOS provides very powerful visualization capabilities that includes full visualization of fields and graphs powered by Paraview, spreadsheet for data like S11, VSWR, reflection coefficient, etc, and pdf report.

That all makes CENOS a good alternative to well-known general purpose software like HFSS, CST, FEKO and Comsol for budget-sensitive customers looking for specialized antenna design simulation software.

Software functionality

  • One-stop software: from CAD geometry to full visualization of results and analysis

  • Desktop (on-premises) installation for Windows 7-10

  • CENOS leverages open-source tools to ensure full stack of CAD/CAE software: FreeCAD, GetDP, ParaView

  • User experience optimized for RF antenna design

  • Supports the use of CAD geometry files prepared by any design program (.step or .iges formats)

  • Pre-defined templates for basic antenna geometries

  • Full-stack geometry editor powered by FreeCAD

  • Material database, possibility to add and save custom materials

Simulation capabilities

  • Wide range of antennas, antenna arrays, geometries of any complexity, inhomogeneous structure

  • Finite element method (FEM) solver optimized for high frequencies

  • Lumped port type, multiple ports (feeds) with phase shifts

  • Frequency diapason (wide, multiband) 

  • Ports: S11, VSWR, power, reflection coefficient, impedance, reactance, and resistance

  • Farfield pattern: directivity (gain), radiation intensity

  • Antenna: Electric field, magnetic field, vector plots 

  • Frequency-dependent dielectric constant and loss tangent
     

… all you need for antenna design in an easy-to-use way, because this is the software specialized on RF antenna design with full spectrum of necessary functionality. And we are constantly working to add more value.

Hardware requirements

You don’t need a supercomputer to run antenna design simulations with CENOS. Intel i5 or i7 (or similar) are good enough. The faster processor you have, the faster calculation will go.


We recommend to have at least 16Gb RAM to calculate 3D cases, 32Gb is better. Actually, the more RAM you have, the bigger (more complex) 3D geometries you can simulate. Some of our customers use 128 Gb machines and that’s like for rocket-science-cases.

  • Windows 10 (no VM support)

  • Graphics card that supports OpenGL 3.3

  • Ability to modify firewall settings to allow internet access for app and its components

  • 5 GB disk space required for program installation (3.5 GB third-party apps, 0.5 GB CENOS app)

  • Minimum 8GM RAM recommended for calculations

  • For calculation results 10GB of disk space per case is recommended; it will differ based on your geometry and settings

Benefits

​CENOS is fast-to-learn and easy-to-use specialized antenna design simulation software for budget-sensitive customers.

CENOS integrates FreeCAD geometry editor to handle geometry of any complexity, provides built-in utilities for handy design of microstrip antennas and arrays, feed networks, wire antennas (including import of NEC files), and arbitrary 3D structures. FreeCAD also allows to import CAD files from external editors like Autodesk Inventor or similar.

CENOS ensures automatic meshing, as well as allows building manual mesh of any detalization level in the specially designed FreeCAD workspace.

For antenna calculation, the current software version utilizes FEM solver to provide accurate simulation for geometries of any complexity, including multi-port, high Q and other cases. Already now, CENOS R&D is pointing to combining the FEM solver with MoM and FDTD methods to provide a unique, optimized (fast and accurate) solution for any particular case.

CENOS provides very powerful visualization capabilities that includes full visualization of fields and graphs powered by Paraview, spreadsheet for data like S11, VSWR, reflection coefficient, etc, and pdf report.

That all makes CENOS a good alternative to well-known general purpose software like HFSS, CST, FEKO and Comsol for budget-sensitive customers looking for specialized antenna design simulation software.

Data security

CENOS is a desktop software, which means it is safe by design. CENOS keeps all data at your premises, on your PC:

CAD files, materials data, all input parameters, results of simulations. It's all fully secure because data never leaves your computer.
 

We require an internet connection just to verify your software license. Connection to our license server is the only dataflow going out of your computer.