Xpatch® Electromagnetic Simulation Software
The Xpatch® toolkit is a set of prediction codes and analysis tools that use the shooting-and-bouncing ray (SBR) method to predict realistic far-field and near-field radar signatures for 3D target models.
The Xpatch toolkit is used by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for multiple radar simulation programs. There are over 9000 active licenses across the country in both industrial and government applications using the Xpatch toolkit to produce and analyze scattering data for realistic aircraft, missiles, ships, spacecraft, and ground vehicles.
The Xpatch code suite was rewritten in a C++ object-oriented framework combining the Xpatch 2.4 toolkit versions of XpatchF and XpatchT into a single product. Xpatch toolkit enhancements include:
- Near-field capabilities
- Multiple IGES entities, scattering centers, and hybrid capabilities support.
- Intuitive user interfaces aid in problem setup, model checking, moving components, comparing signatures, and plotting results.
- FISC, a method-of-moments solver using the breakthrough multilevel fast multipole algorithm (MLFMA) fast matrix solver, originally developed at the University of Illinois. More information about the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is available at http://www.ece.uiuc.edu/.
The Xpatch toolkit is the premier electromagnetic (EM) code suite for predicting and analyzing high-frequency radar signatures. It has evolved and matured through extensive validation efforts with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
Notice: Xpatch® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Science Applications International Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.