Radiation pattern visualization
Pattern object defines a radiation pattern visualization
for a transmitter or receiver.
Size — Size of radiation pattern plot
1000000 (default) | numeric scalar
Size of the radiation pattern plot, specified as a numeric scalar in meters. This value represents the distance between the antenna position and the point on the plot with the highest gain.
Colormap — Colormap for coloring pattern plot
'jet' (default) | predefined colormap name | M-by-3 matrix
Colormap for coloring the pattern plot, specified as a predefined colormap name or an M-by-3 matrix of red, green, blue (RGB) triplets that define M individual colors. For more information on the colormap names, see map.
Transparency — Transparency of pattern plot
0.4 (default) | scalar in the range [0, 1]
Transparency of the pattern plot, specified as a scalar in the range [0, 1]. A value
0 means the plot is completely transparent, and a value of
1 means the plot is opaque.
VisibilityMode — Visibility of graphic relative to its parent
'inherit' (default) |
Visibility of the graphic relative to its parent, specified as
'manual'. This visibility mode
determines the visibility of this graphic in the
object relative to its parent graphic.
The parent graphic of the
Pattern object is its corresponding satellite.
'inherit'— Inherit visibility from the parent graphic. The visibility of the graphic matches the parent visibility.
'manual'— Do not inherit visibility from the parent. The visibility of the graphic is independent of the parent visibility.
Visualize Radiation Pattern of Transmitter Antenna on Satellite
Set up the satellite scenario.
startTime = datetime(2021,2,12,13,30,0); stopTime = startTime + hours(5); sampleTime = 60; %seconds sc = satelliteScenario(startTime,stopTime,sampleTime);
Create a satellite, ground station, transmitter, and receiver.
sat = satellite(sc,1e7,0,0,0,0,0); gs = groundStation(sc,"Latitude",30,"Longitude",74); tx = transmitter(sat,"Frequency",3e9); rx = receiver(gs);
Visualize the scenario in the satellite scenario viewer.
viewer = satelliteScenarioViewer(sc);
Plot the radiation pattern of the transmitter antenna.
pat = pattern(tx);
Point the satellite at the ground station. The pattern rotates to reflect the new orientation of the antenna.
Increase the visual size of the radiation pattern.
pat.Size = 3000000; pat.Colormap = "parula";