Design and simulate phased array signal processing systems

Phased Array System Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps for the design, simulation, and analysis of sensor array systems in radar, wireless communication, sonar, and medical imaging applications. You can design end-to-end phased array systems and analyze their performance under different scenarios using synthetic or acquired data. Toolbox apps let you explore the characteristics of sensor arrays and waveforms and perform link budget analysis. In-product examples provide a starting point for implementing a full range of custom phased array systems.

For radar and sonar system design, the toolbox lets you model the dynamics of ground-based, airborne, ship-borne, or submarine multifunction systems with moving targets and platforms. It includes pulsed and continuous waveforms and signal processing algorithms for beamforming, matched filtering, direction of arrival (DOA) estimation, and target detection. The toolbox also includes models for transmitters and receivers, propagation channels, targets, jammers, and clutter.

For 5G, LTE, and WLAN wireless communications system design, the toolbox enables you to incorporate antenna arrays and beamforming algorithms into system-level simulation models. It includes capabilities for designing and analyzing array geometries and subarray configurations, and provides array processing algorithms for beamforming and DOA estimation.

Toolbox algorithms are available as MATLAB® System objects™ and Simulink® blocks.

Hybrid Beamforming for Massive MIMO Phased Array Systems


Beamforming and Direction of Arrival (DOA) Estimation

Suppress interferences and avoid self-nulling with adaptive beamformers.

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Waveform Design and Analysis

Define the parameters of constant frequency (PCW), frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW), and multiple frequency-shift keying (MFSK) waveforms.

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Phased Array Design and Analysis

Model and analyze the behavior of active or passive electronically scanned arrays (AESA or PESA) with arbitrary geometries.

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Detection, Range, and Doppler Estimation

Compute and visualize receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves for signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) levels or probabilities of false alarm.

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Scene Generation

Use models for polarized point target reflectors defined by the radar cross section (RCS).

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Wireless Communications Design Solutions

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Phased Array System Toolbox apps enable you to quickly access common tasks through an interactive interface.

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Phased Array System Toolbox requires: Signal Processing Toolbox, MATLAB, DSP System Toolbox

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