Win $2000 in prizes!


Submit your innovative solution to an EM problem using
Altair Feko™ and/or Altair WinProp™.


Deadline is November 30, 2019.


The Altair Student Competition, focusing on Innovation in EM is an international contest organised annually by the Altair team in support of engineering education. The competition is open to all under-graduate and post-graduate students, anywhere in the world, who have used Altair Feko and / or Altair WinProp to solve a problem.

The Student Competition has been running for more than 16 years and attracts students interested in antennas, RCS, EMC, microwave devices, bioelectromagnetics  and other EM related fields, giving them an opportunity to showcase their work using Feko software. 

This year, for the first time students have the opportunity to use Altair WinProp, a software tool complementing Feko, focused on wireless propagation and radio network planning. It covers applications ranging from satellite to terrestrial, and from rural via urban to indoor radio links. Its wave propagation models combine accuracy and short computation time. Entries can either use Feko or WinProp, or both tools



What we're we looking for

The winner is judged on the extent to which Altair Feko and/or Altair WinProp solutions, workflows and features were appropriately applied for the maximum benefit, as well as on insight shown into the EM problem at hand. Some of the key problems to consider include:

  • For Feko: antenna design and placement (including when appropriate the usage of CMA), RCS, EMC (being two of the cases of interest cable modelling and simulation of tests setups at a component or platform level), RF devices (including ones using waveguide technology) and radomes, among others.
  • For WinProp: novel applications and use cases including wave propagation and radio network planning for LTE and WiFi (among others), wave propagation modelling for 5G, installed antenna performance using the antenna in the vehicle simulated with Feko and then simulating the drive test with WinProp, and also considering verticals like automotive, telecom, defense, aerospace and railway.

Your submission should clearly describe: 

  1. The research problem
  2. The modelling approach and solution method(s) used
  3. The results and conclusions drawn


How to enter

Complete the registration form below to receive more information about downloading the student edition, where to find support and criteria for submitting your entry.





What you could win

  1. A state-of-the-art laptop computer to the value of $2000 USD OR paid attendance to one of Altair's Technical Conferences (ATC or ATCx) of your choice, including travel accommodation costs to the value of $2000 USD.
  2. Recognition on the Altair website as well as reference in all press releases relating to the Feko Student Competition event.
  3. Your supervisor also can win an online store gift voucher to the value of $400 USD.


Past Winners

2018 Winning Entry
Didier Goulet-Tran
Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

2018 Honorable Mention
Vignesh Mahohar
UCLA, United States

2018 Honorable Mention
Sumitra Dey
UMKC, United States


2017 Winning Entry
Kei Li
Xidian University, China

2017 Honorable Mention
Vignesh Mahohar
UCLA, United States

2017 Honorable Mention
S. Vinoth Kumar
IIT Kanpur, India

2016 Winning Entry
Daniel Ung
Curtin University/ICRAR, Australia

2016 Honorable Mention
Montaha Bouezzeddine
RheinMain Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany

Register for the Competition