Computational Electromagnetics

When faced with the challenge to solve complex computing issues in the most efficient manner possible, U.S. government agencies turn to the computational electromagnetics team at the BerrieHill Research Division of ARA.

Boasting a staff of expert electrical engineers, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists, the computational electromagnetics team provides critical analysis and modeling capabilities for the development of advanced antenna, radar cross section and other technologies. 

Core Disciplines

Areas of expertise for the computational electromagnetics team include:

  • Computational design
  • CAD modeling and meshing
  • Numerical algorithm development
  • Parallel processing and computing
  • Supercomputing HPC
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Analysis, design and optimization applications

Typical areas of focus for the group include radio frequency (RF), electro-optics and infrared (EO/IR), signature control, installed apertures, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility.

ARA-BerrieHill uses a number of CAD software packages to develop highly accurate geometrical models. Computational physics codes programmed on multi-processor, multi-core machines are used to solve extremely large, detailed, modeling and simulation problems.

Critical Problem-Solving

Members of the ARA-BerrieHill computational electromagnetics team have been involved in a number of important technological collaborations, including:

  • 2005 NASA Return-to-Flight Team, with work on external tank inspection, tracking radar installation/validation and orbiter electromagnetic capability to ensure the safe flight of U.S. spacecraft
  • Wind turbine analysis using CEM tools to assess the RF environmental impacts of windmill farms
  • Virtual measurement capabilities for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Compact Range  
  • Switch code development for Northrop Grumman (see testimonial)
  • Development of state-of-the-art electromagnetic prediction code (SENTRi) for Department of Defense end-users who need to analyze, design and optimize RF systems on planes, ships and ground vehicles via computer modeling as part of AFRL’s Computational Research and Engineering Acquisition Tools and Environments program (CREATE)

Contact ARA-BerrieHill at 937-435-1016 for more information about its computational electromagnetics and parallel processing capabilities.