Get Started with Antenna Toolbox
Antenna Toolbox™ provides functions and apps for the design, analysis, and visualization of antenna elements and arrays. You can design standalone antennas and build arrays of antennas using predefined elements with parameterized geometry, arbitrary planar structures, or custom 3D structures described with STL files.
Antenna Toolbox uses electromagnetic solvers, including the method of moments (MoM), to compute impedance, current distribution, efficiency, and near-field and far-field radiation patterns. To improve the antenna design, you can use manual methods or use the optimization methods provided in the toolbox. Antenna geometry and analysis results can be visualized in 2D and 3D. The toolbox lets you integrate antenna array patterns into wireless systems for simulating beamforming and beam steering algorithms. The impedance analysis results can be used to design matching networks for integration with the RF front-end. You can install the antennas on large platforms such as vehicles or aircraft and analyze the effects of the structure on antenna performance. You can import STL and Gerber files to analyze a pre-existing structure or export them to share or manufacture your design. A site viewer enables you to visualize antenna coverage on a 3D terrain map using a variety of propagation models, including ray tracing.
- Design and Analysis Using Antenna Designer App
This example shows how to construct, visualize, and analyze antenna elements using the Antenna Designer App.
- Design and Analysis Using Antenna Array Designer App
Antenna array designer app workflow tutorial.
- Design and Analysis Using PCB Antenna Designer App
This four-part tutorial shows how to design, validate, analyze, and export a 1-by-2 H-notch linear antenna array resonating at 4.65 GHz using the PCB Antenna Designer app.
- Infinite Array Analysis
This example demonstrates the use of infinite array analysis to model the behavior of a single element - the unit cell embedded in the array - .
- RF Propagation and Visualization
Visualize coverage maps, SINR maps, and propagation paths in outdoor and indoor environments.
- Interact with Polar Plot
This example shows how to interact with a polar plot created using
Analysis and Visualization
- Port Analysis
Input impedance, resonance, return loss, reflection coefficient, bandwidth.
- Surface Analysis
Charge distribution, current distribution
- Field Analysis
Radiation pattern, E-H fields, beamwidth, polarization, axial ratio.
- Far-field Terminologies
Antenna gain, directivity and realized gain.
- Field Analysis of Monopole Antenna
This example shows how to conduct the field analysis of monopole antenna using a pattern function.
Different types of solvers, solver applications.