When designing an antenna for the first time, there are some elementary steps that need to be completed before continuing with the distinctive (non-standard) part of the design process.
If one knows where to start the design process - i.e. which references to use and what data to compare first order designs to - the elementary steps should be trivial, but often the starting point is not that well defined. Published papers or books may have insufficient information that is needed to reproduce reference designs and often good reference results aren't available. This means that days are spent manually optimizing a basic antenna structure in an attempt to get the general performance within specification.
Antenna Magus takes care of this (sometimes tedious) exercise by offering reliable first order designs that have been validated against reference data. Each antenna is thoroughly researched and design algorithms undergo various tests and validation routines to confirm that they work properly for a wide range of objective combinations.
Antennas can be designed for specific objectives like gain, bandwidth and impedance at the puch of a button.
The "Estimate performance" feature allows quick analysis of the designed antenna to give an indication whether an element is a suitable candidate for the final design.
Because the topology and the environment of the antenna are known, Antenna Magus can make certain approximations which can speed up analysis time while still giving reasonable estimated performance results.
The user can study the relationship between certain physical parameters within given constraints and the antenna's performance within the structured Antenna Magus framework before proceeding to non-standard changes and additions to the antenna.