Recording date: March 9, 2017
Brian Woodsreceived the B.Eng. (2000) and Msc.Eng. (2002) degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch. In 2005, he joined EMSS, where he provided high-level support for North American customers and later took over the role of Engineering Team Leader supporting the development of FEKO. In 2007, he co-founded Magus (Pty) Ltd in the role of Development Manager, responsible for day-to-day development of the product Antenna Magus. He currently serves as Managing Director of Magus.
Engineers are often faced with the task of studying an existing system with a view to improving or modifying that system for a new purpose. When it comes to complex communication systems, such as a real-time RFID location-tracking system deployed for live tracking of players on a sports field, the first step to improvement or modification is being able to model the existing system accurately and reliably. In this talk we will explore how software tools such as Antenna Magus and CST STUDIO SUITE® can help develop realistic models for such systems and help engineers in identifying and assessing problems and potential solutions quickly.