EMA and IDS Announce Their Partnership for the United States

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Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA) and Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS) have entered into a strategic partnership to merge their comprehensive offering of electromagnetic CAE tools, consulting services and measurement services and bring them to the United States market.

EMA and IDS are pleased to announce that the IDS CAE products ADF/E-MIND and VIRAF are now available in the US. These tools and another IDS product, SHIP-EDF, already used by the US Navy, will be fully supported by EMA’s team of consultants and scientists.

Each tool is a multi-method product coupled to an intuitive frameworks that allows for more throughput and organization of modeling workflows. Each tool covers a specialized application area:

  •     VIRAF is dedicated to modelling Radar Cross Section control/reduction in modern aircraft, including those with     stealth features.
  •     Ship-EDF is dedicated to naval applications and integrates EMC, RCS and IR modelling for full ship design and life-cycle control.
  •     ADF/E-MIND is dedicated to antenna/array design and control of EMC/EMI risks aboard air and spacecraft. In addition, ADF/E-MIND includes specialized simulation procedures for space applications. These include modeling:

             o    Electric thrusters plasma plume effect at RF level
             o    Antennas mounted on re-entry vehicles (plasma sheet effect on RF) launchers.
             o    Communication links among vehicle and ground/space relay stations.
             o    Radiated emissions and radiated susceptibility (RE/RS) analysis with Oversized Cavity Theory

IDS implements integrated state-of-the-art numerical techniques to support “high-fidelity modelling”, covering the frequency range from DC to hundreds of GHz. These specialized methods include, among others:

  •     Surface-Partial Element Equivalent Circuit (S-PEEC)
  •     Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA )
  •     Iterative Physical Optics (IPO)
  •     Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD)

Each method is highly parallelized and accelerated via the latest algorithms including:

  •     Domain Decomposition
  •     Multi-Resolution
  •     Multi-Level

All computational solvers used with IDS tools have been validated against years of measured data from both mock-ups and operational platforms.

By merging IDS capabilities with EMA experience, customers can access a complete solution for antenna performance evaluation, antenna co-site analysis, EMI/EMC, HIRF, EMP, RCS assessment and lightning simulation. System integrators and antenna designers can use these validated tools during the full development lifecycle. These tools support initial design, integration, and optimization. The heritage and industry familiarity with these tools allows them to support validation or certification of any final system.

“IDS is excited about the opportunity to offer US customers a comprehensive solution that leverages the decades of experience of both IDS and EMA. The result for the customer will be confidence that they are supported by teams that are domain experts in all aspects of electromagnetic simulation of complex platforms. Together, IDS and EMA will provide software and consulting solutions to the US customer base in a streamlined manner” – Mauro Bandinelli

IDS CAE tools are available immediately through all EMA sales channels. Existing EMA3D customers will be offered special upgrade programs.

About EMA:
EMA is a world leader in the analysis of electromagnetic effects. EMA’s expert staff and state-of-the-art software suite have helped countless businesses and government entities solve their electromagnetic design and certification challenges since 1977. EMA has helped major air and spacecraft programs solve problems concerning system coupling to the electromagnetic environment including: lightning, HIRF, EMI/EMC, and EMP.

Notable EMA customers include: Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Bombardier Aerospace, Orbital-ATK, Airbus and Textron.

About IDS:
IDS is an independent systems engineering company which has been providing high technology services and integrated system solutions since 1980. In electromagnetic engineering, IDS provides computational tools for design, analysis, and lifecycle control of sensors and platforms. IDS also has advanced measurement capabilities and consultancy services. Internal IDS research and development efforts continuously update IDS capabilities in cutting edge application areas. Recent advances include metamaterials devices and ultra-wideband (UWB) sensors.

Notable IDS customers include: European Space Agency, Italian Space Agency, Thales Alenia Space France, Thales Alenia Space Italy, TNO, SSTL, OHB, Carlo Gavazzi Space, Selex Galileo, RUAG, and SAC – ISRO.

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