Software Releases

 

SWAN™ is a software in continuous development. In this section the most recent releases are reported.

 

Year 2017


SWAN™ v.17.0 (Build 1828) – Released on June 15th 2017

  • Analysis
    • Tilted beam plot: minor bug fixed.
  • Design
    • Short circuit compensation: accuracy improved.

SWAN™ v.17.0 (Build 1827) – Released on April 20th 2017

  • Design
    • E/H-plane symmetry plane: minor bug fixed.
  • Slot Model, Design, Analysis
    • Licence stability issues have been solved. No more software crashes.

SWAN™ v.17.0 (Build 1826) – Released on January 23rd 2017

  • Slot Model, Design, Analysis
    • Minor bugs removed.

Year 2016


SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1825) – Released on November 17th 2016

  • Design
    • Complex Excitation synthesis: bug removed.
    • Centre-inclined coupling slot synthesis has been improved.
  • Analysis
    • New feature: Mask filename used for complex excitation synthesis has been added on the GUI.
    • New feature: 2D radiation patterns can be now also plotted in normalized mode.
    • Minor bugs removed.

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1824) – Released on August 19th 2016

  • Design
    • Complex Excitation synthesis: minor bug removed. 

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1823) – Released on August 08th 2016

  • Design
    • New feature: E-plane complex excitation synthesis now also possible with feeding WG sections.
    • E-plane complex excitation synthesis strongly improved.
  • Analysis
    • New feature: 3D radiation pattern plot has been introduced.
    • New feature: Montecarlo analysis now includes information on E-field strength and maximum power handling (feature available only if Montecarlo Analysis is an active option).
    • Improved visualization of 3D field monitors.

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1822) – Released on June 07th 2016

  • Slot Model
    • GUI Settings: when opening the module, parameters of the last extracted model will be restored.
  • Design
    • New feature: Load/Save Design Settings. It is now possible to load and save current design parameter settings.
    • Active Section GUI: bugs removed.
  • Analysis
    • VSWR plot: optimized y range.
    • Radiation Pattern Plots: zoom function now active.
    • Radiation Pattern Plots: Directivity and Gain curves can be enabled/disabled.

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1821) – Released on May 11th 2016

  • Design
    • New feature: Full-wave mutual coupling. Increases the accuracy of mutual coupling calculation when using a dielectric radome.
    • Radome modelling accuracy improved.
  • Analysis
    • New feature: Full-wave mutual coupling. Increases the accuracy of mutual coupling calculation when using a dielectric radome.
    • Radome modelling accuracy improved.

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1820) – Released on April 18th 2016

  • Design
    • Export layout minor bugs fixed.
    • Slot model interpolation accuracy improved.
  • Analysis
    • Export layout minor bugs fixed.

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1819) – Released on April 07th 2016

  • Slot Model
    • Dielectric radome model accuracy improved.
  • Design
    • New feature: Save/Load Design Settings.
    • New feature: “Smart Convergence” now includes: progressive excitation fitting, progressive mutual coupling weighting, progressive mutual coupling windowing, slot offset and length ranges optimization.
    • Dielectric radome model accuracy improved.
  • Analysis
    • Save as BMP, JPG, TIFF fixed.
    • Dielectric radome model accuracy improved.

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1818) – Released on March 09th 2016

  • Design
    • Symmetric geometries synthesis: bug fixed.
    • “Smart Convergence” has been strongly improved (progressive mutual coupling).
    • Stability improved.

SWAN™ v.16.0 (Build 1817) – Released on February 24th 2016

  • Design
    • Antenna weight estimation (Kgs).
    • More accurate antenna efficiency computation.
    • Minor bugs removed.

 

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