Create Yagi-Uda array antenna
yagiUda class creates a classic Yagi-Uda array
comprised of an exciter, reflector, and N- directors along the
z-axis. The reflector and directors create a traveling wave
structure that results in a directional radiation pattern.
The exciter, reflector, and directors have equal widths and are related to the diameter of an equivalent cylindrical structure by the equation
d is the diameter of equivalent cylinder
r is the radius of equivalent cylinder
For a given cylinder radius, use the
cylinder2strip utility function to calculate the equivalent width. A
typical Yagi-Uda antenna array uses folded dipole as an exciter, due to its high
impedance. The Yagi-Uda is center-fed and the feed point coincides with the origin. In
place of a folded dipole, you can also use a planar dipole as an exciter.
half-wavelength Yagi-Uda array antenna along the Z-axis. The default
Yagi-Uda uses folded dipole as three directors, one reflector, and a folded
dipole as an exciter. By default, the dimensions are chosen for an operating
frequency of 300 MHz.
yu = yagiUda
half-wavelength Yagi-Uda array antenna, with additional properties specified
by one or more name-value pair arguments.
yu = yagiUda(Name,Value)
Name is the
property name and
Value is the corresponding value. You
can specify several name-value pair arguments in any order as
ValueN. Properties not specified retain default
Exciter — Antenna type used as exciter
dipoleFolded (default) | object
Antenna Type used as exciter, specified as the comma-separated pair
'Exciter' and an object.
NumDirectors — Total number of director elements
3 (default) | scalar
Total number of director elements, specified as a scalar.
Number of director elements should be less than or equal to 20.
DirectorLength — Director length
0.4080 (default) | scalar | vector
Director length, specified as a scalar or vector in meters.
DirectorSpacing — Spacing between directors
0.3400 (default) | scalar | vector
Spacing between directors, specified as a scalar or vector in meters.
ReflectorLength — Reflector length
0.5000 (default) | scalar
Reflector length, specified as a scalar in meters.
ReflectorSpacing — Spacing between exciter and reflector
0.2500 (default) | scalar
Spacing between exciter and reflector, specified as a scalar in meters.
Conductor — Type of metal material
'PEC' (default) |
Type of the metal used as a conductor, specified as a metal material
object. You can choose any metal from the
MetalCatalog or specify a metal of your choice. For more
metal. For more information on metal conductor meshing, see
m = metal('Copper');
m = metal('Copper'); ant.Conductor =
Load — Lumped elements
[1x1 LumpedElement] (default) | lumped element object
Lumped elements added to the antenna feed, specified as a lumped element
object. For more information, see
lumpedelement is the object for the load created
Tilt — Tilt angle of antenna
0 (default) | scalar | vector
Tilt angle of the antenna in degrees, specified as a scalar or vector. For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
TiltAxis=[0 1 0;0 1 1]
tilts the antenna at 90 degrees about the two axes defined by the
TiltAxis — Tilt axis of antenna
[1 0 0] (default) | three-element vector | 2-by-3 matrix |
Tilt axis of the antenna, specified as one of these values:
Three-element vector of Cartesian coordinates in meters. In this case, each coordinate in the vector starts at the origin and lies along the specified points on the x-, y-, and z-axes.
Two points in space, specified as a 2-by-3 matrix corresponding to two three-element vectors of Cartesian coordinates. In this case, the antenna rotates around the line joining the two points.
"z"to describe a rotation about the x-, y-, or z-axis, respectively.
For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
[0 1 0]
[0 0 0;0 1 0]
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Create and View Yagi-Uda Array Antenna
Create and view a Yagi-Uda array antenna with 13 directors.
y = yagiUda('NumDirectors',13); show(y)
Radiation Pattern of Yagi-Uda Array Antenna
Plot the radiation pattern of a Yagi-Uda array antenna at a frequency of 300 MHz.
y = yagiUda('NumDirectors',13); pattern(y,300e6)
Calculate Cylinder to Strip Approximation
Calculate the width of the strip approximation to a cylinder of radius 20 mm.
w = cylinder2strip(20e-3)
w = 0.0800
 Balanis, C.A. Antenna Theory. Analysis and Design, 3rd Ed. New York: Wiley, 2005.
Introduced in R2015a