Installed Antenna and Large Structures
Installed antenna analysis involves electrically large structures called platforms. These platforms can be a plane, ship, or inside a car on its bumper. Antennas or arrays are installed around 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.
|Calculate and plot radar cross section (RCS) of platform, antenna, or array|
Infinite arrays are rectangular arrays of infinite extent.
Antenna Toolbox library element uses the image theory technique to model an infinite ground plane.
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.
This example shows how to model an infinite ground plane and calculate fundamental antenna parameters for balanced antennas.
This example shows how to model an infinite ground plane and calculate fundamental antenna parameters for unbalanced antennas.
Fast Multipole Method (FMM) for analysis of large structures.