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Electromagnetic Modelling and Antenna Simulation via Opensource Software

Commercial electromagnetic simulation (EM) software packages such as CST Microwave Studio and  ANSYS HFSS are widely used in commercial applications and educational purposes. Based on my experience, they provide very accurate results which match measurements in most antenna works. On the other hand, there are also very solid opensource software and applications which may also provide similar results in some applications. Antennas are also used in radio telescopes While commercial EM software suits usually have very good documentations, easy-to-use interference, and result visualisation and navigation tools, opensource EM software suits might consist of only the solver and documentation which explains how it should be used and implemented for design and simulation via an interference and a programming language such as Python, MATLAB, C++ . As they are opensource, it is also possible to edit their codes and advance their functions and performance. Thus, these features makes opensource