A mobile virtual electromagnetics laboratory for iPhone

Modern mobile devices have now advanced to a point where they can execute computationally-intensive mathematical problems. The Transmission Line Matrix Modelling method (TLM) is a time-domain method allowing the computation of two and three dimensional electromagnetic fields and structures. TLM is able to model complex scenarios whilst utilising a computationally simple method to model structures in discrete spatial units. This paper presents an iPhone Application (App) containing a TLM solver. The simulation output is presented on the screen as the simulation progresses. The performance of the iPhone is sufficient to visualise full-field simulations and to provide an interactive interface for the user.