QWED response to COVID-19
away from your lab, try virtual prototyping
solve your challenging EM problem on a laptop
accelerate your solution on a gaming card
QWED contribution to the European R&I corona response
The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus is deeply disrupting our health as well as our socio-economic systems, of which R&D activities are a vital part. Solutions are needed not only to immediately counteract the today's crisis, but also to help industry get prepared to address the negative consequences in the next months. Enterprises, research institutes, and academia have closed or reduced their activities, switching to remote operations where feasible. Yet it is in the interest of everyone - enterpreneurs and scientists, funding agencies and social security systems - that our projects and our creativity remain at work.
While national and European-scale measures are gradually being put in place at various levels of economy, research and innovation actions are also being acknowledged as an essential part of the to the COVID-19 threat. As a beneficiary of public funding that has helped us expand our knowledge and develop our technologies, QWED team wishes to contribute to providing solutions relevant to the needs of research during the pandemics. In doing so, we also wish to join volunteers of all ages and skills, who devote their time and various resources to the common fight.
As relevant for a research SMEs, we have chosen to contribute open access to our intellectual resources, and specifically those amalgamated in QuickWave simulation tools. While existing QuickWave users are encouraged to contact us for extended licence and support options allowing them to meet their on-going projects' objectives, a free HOME OFFICE Licence for QuickWave EM software is offered to all engineers and scientists throughout the forthcoming semester of unusual working conditions and accumulating deadlines.
Along with QWED's opting-in for Open Innovation, QuickWave software is uniquely suitable for Home Officing, for a number of reasons:
The use of in-house conformal FDTD modelling methodology leads to memory- and time-efficient solvers. Most moderate and many challenging EM problems can be simulated on a mid-shelf laptop.
The use of OpenCL programming allows the use of QuickWave GPU version on low-cost graphic cards of all vendors.
The use of popular FreeCAD libraries provides a friendly GUI, with a fast learning curve.
To experimentalists sceptical about computer simulations, QuickWave Grid-Search produces a sweep over a large set of technology-relevant parameters.
Technical support, to which QuickWave team is always dedicated, will be provided to new users within the scope of our present operational capacity.
Last but not least, a rich variety of co- and post-processing functions, combined with dedicated display, allows visualisation of the invisible EM phenomena. Having borrowed a gaming computer from a kid, one may in return amuse the kid with electromagnetic movies and use the time at home for STEM encouragement!