Installed Antenna and Large Structures
Installed antenna analysis involves electrically large structures called platforms. These platforms can be a plane, ship, car etc. Antennas or arrays are installed on these platforms. You can use Antenna Toolbox™ to understand the effects of platform on antenna performance.
Use antenna elements to create infinite arrays, analyze the arrays over the desired range of scan angles, and calculate scan element patterns.
|Create platform object for installed antenna setup|
|Installed antenna setup|
|Create infinite array of 2-D custom antenna in X-Y plane|
|Calculate and plot radar cross section (RCS) of platform, antenna, or array|
- Infinite Arrays
Infinite arrays are rectangular arrays of infinite extent.
- Infinite Ground Plane
Antenna Toolbox library element uses the image theory technique to model an infinite ground plane.
- Hybrid MoM-PO Method for Metal Antennas with Large Scatterers
Hybrid method of moments (MoM) and physical optics (PO) computational technique in Antenna Toolbox allows you to model antennas near large scatterers such as parabolic reflectors.
- Model Infinite Ground Plane for Balanced Antennas
This example shows how to model an infinite ground plane and calculate fundamental antenna parameters for balanced antennas.
- Model Infinite Ground Plane for Unbalanced Antennas
This example shows how to model an infinite ground plane and calculate fundamental antenna parameters for unbalanced antennas.
- Fast Multipole Method for Large Structures
Fast Multipole Method (FMM) for analysis of large structures.