Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Antennas in Linux

Filed under

For this article, I want to introduce a piece of software I've actually used recently in my own work. My new day job involves studying the ionosphere using an instrument called an ionosonde. This device is basically a giant radio transmitter that bounces radio waves off the ionosphere to see its structure and composition. Obviously, an important part of this is knowing the radiation pattern of the various transmitters and receivers.

Several methods exist for modeling the electromagnetic fields around conductors, but here I'm covering one called NEC2 (Numerical Electromagnetics Code). It originally was developed in FORTRAN at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the 1970s. Since then, it's been re-implemented several times in various languages. Specifically, let's look at xnec2c. This package implements NEC2 in C, and it also provides a GTK front end for interacting with the core engine.

Read more

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 19/06/2019 - 12:17am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2019 - 10:49pm
Story Linux Distributions for IoT: A Guide to Making the Right Choice Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2019 - 10:37pm
Story The best, until OpenMandriva does better: released OMLx 4.0 Rianne Schestowitz 5 18/06/2019 - 10:28pm
Story Programming/Development: C++, Go, Mozilla/Firefox and Python Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2019 - 9:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2019 - 9:33pm
Story Ubuntu: NGINX on Ubuntu Server 18.04, Pick, Departure From i386 and Pop!_OS 19.04 Overview Roy Schestowitz 2 18/06/2019 - 9:31pm
Story Linux Foundation and Open Invention Network Membership Rallies (Making Money From the Name) Roy Schestowitz 1 18/06/2019 - 9:17pm
Story All Linux, all the time: Supercomputers Top 500 Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2019 - 8:45pm
Story Red Hat and SUSE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2019 - 8:40pm