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FEKO 2013 Student Design Competition Begins
March 12, 2013 Press Release
-- FEKO Student Competition Celebrates 10 Successful
Years of Winners!
Now in its 11th year, the FEKO Student Competition is open
to all under-graduates and post-graduates who work on a supervised project in electromagnetic
engineering and make use of FEKO. This annual competition is organised to give students an opportunity
to showcase their work.
There are some great prizes up for grabs – a state-of-the-art
laptop computer or attendance to an industry related conference anywhere in the world!
“Our distributors and resellers are committed to supporting engineering education and encourage
the students in their regions to enter. By using FEKO they gain experience with a leading
CEM tool that is widely used in industry,” explains Ulrich Jakobus, Director of EM Software &
Systems–S.A. Institutions can apply for free Classroom Licenses for FEKO, which helps
students to learn the basic electromagnetic principles or to investigate the finer
intricacies of the different CEM techniques. The hybridisation of these techniques enable advanced
research that would not be possible with a code that relies on a single technique.
have recently increased the memory limit on classroom licenses from 512 MByte to 1 GByte. This
increase enables the demonstration of larger problems to students and is also more suitable
for use by students in their individual projects,” says Gronum Smith, Team Leader Marketing
He added that students are most welcome to contact FEKO regarding free licenses
for the competition.
“We are very pleased with the quality of entries we have received
over the last ten years from across the globe. Winners have been selected from the University
of Kent in the UK, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and University of Villanova and
Texas both in the USA.”
More information can be found at
FEKO and EM Software & Systems-S.A. (Pty) Ltd.
is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics code (CEM code) that is used widely in the
telecommunications, automobile, space and defence industries. FEKO® offers several solution
techniques (MoM, MLFMM, PO, Ray Launching GO, UTD and FEM) under a single licence.
of these techniques enables the efficient analysis of a very broad spectrum of EM problems e.g.
3D antenna design, antenna placement on electrically large structures, microstrip-antennas,
microstrip-circuits, EMC, biomedical and scattering. With the MLFMM, and the true hybridisation
of the solvers, FEKO® is considered the global market leader for antenna placement analysis.
FEKO® has a well-established global distribution and technical support network with
subsidiary companies in North America, Europe, China and representatives in 8 other countries.
EMSS (www.emss.co.za) was started in 1994
as an engineering company consulting in general electromagnetic problems.
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