Phased Array System Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps for designing and simulating sensor array and beamforming systems in wireless communication, radar, sonar, acoustic, and medical imaging applications. You can model and analyze the behavior of active and passive arrays, including subarrays and arbitrary geometries. Simulated signals can be transmitted and received by these arrays for beamforming and signal processing algorithm design.
For 5G and LTE cellular, SATCOM, and WLAN communications systems, you can design multibeam and electronically steerable antennas. The toolbox includes algorithms for simulating hybrid and full digital beamforming architectures for massive MIMO and millimeter wave systems. You can simulate multipath fading environments to test the performance of beamforming antenna arrays.
For radar, sonar, and acoustic system design, the toolbox includes signal processing algorithms for beamforming, space-time adaptive processing (STAP), direction of arrival (DOA) estimation, matched filtering, and signal detection. The toolbox also provides continuous and pulsed waveforms that you can use to generate test signals and simulate target echoes, interferences, and propagation effects.
For simulation acceleration or desktop prototyping, the toolbox supports C code generation. Reference examples provide workflows for generating HDL code from Simulink® models.
Visualize a four-element ULA with cardioid microphone elements.
Perform conventional time-delay beamforming with 10-element ULA.
Plot responses of a microphone element and an array of microphone elements.
Antennas and microphones in conformal arrays can be placed anywhere in three dimensions.
Use beamscan to estimate directions of arrival of signals.
LFM pulse waveforms increase time-bandwidth product and improve target detection.
Describes the common building blocks of Phased Array Systems.
This section introduces the concept of baseband signals and defines the local and global coordinate systems used in the toolbox.
Phased Array System Toolbox uses the International System of Units (SI).