UTD Settings

A number of optional settings are available for the uniform theory of diffraction (UTD) to solve a face or faces.

On the Solve/Run tab, in the Solution Settings group, click the  Solver Settings icon. On the Solver Settings dialog, click the High frequency tab.

Decouple from MoM solutions
This option ignores the UTD surfaces when calculating the MoM currents. The runtime and memory will be less compared to a fully coupled (default) solution. For example, the input impedance of a dipole antenna in close proximity to a PEC plate, where the dipole is solved using the MoM and the plate using UTD, will (incorrectly) be the same as that of the MoM dipole in free space. If equivalent sources, such as far field or near field sources, are used, this option will have no effect.
Tip: Use this option where the MoM and UTD regions are electrically far apart.
Maximum number of ray interactions
This option limits the number of ray interactions (reflection and diffraction combined). For example, if this parameter is set to 3, a ray can have three reflections, or two reflections and a diffraction. A value of 0 means that only direct rays are taken into account.
Note: For faceted UTD, this setting only affects the reflected rays and higher-order effects.
Export ray file for post processing
This option exports the rays during the UTD solution process to a .ray file. The ray-tracing information is also stored in the .bof file and you can view the rays in POSTFEKO.
Note: Large .ray files are possible when the MoM and UTD solution have not been decoupled and the MoM part contains a large number of mesh elements.