ADF is focused on the optimization of antenna placement on real platforms. It allows the assessing of pattern distortion, inter-antenna coupling, passive inter-modulation risk and near-field susceptibility.
To cover a wide range of electrical dimensions of the platform, ADF integrates several numerical methods:
- Method of Moments with several acceleration techniques
- Physical Optics, Physical Theory of Diffraction
- Geometrical Theory of Diffraction
- Oversized Cavity Theory