feedCurrent

Calculate current at feed for antenna or array

Syntax

``i = feedCurrent(obj,frequency)``

Description

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````i = feedCurrent(obj,frequency)` calculates and returns the complex current in Ampere at the feed for an antenna or array object at a specified frequency. The feed current when multiplied by the antenna impedance gives the voltage across the antenna.```

Examples

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Excite a monopole antenna using plane wave. Calculate the feed current at 75 MHz.

`h = planeWaveExcitation(Element=monopole, Direction=[1 0 0])`
```h = planeWaveExcitation with properties: Element: [1x1 monopole] Direction: [1 0 0] Polarization: [0 0 1] SolverType: 'MoM' ```
`cur = feedCurrent(h,75e6)`
```cur = -0.0135 + 0.0135i ```

Calculate the feed current of a rounded-bowtie designed for operation at 2.4 GHz.

```b = design(bowtieRounded,2.4e9); If = feedCurrent(b,2.4e9)```
```If = 0.0298 + 0.0010i ```

Calculate the feed current of a dipole antenna designed for operation at 70 MHz and 75 MHz.

`feedCurrent(dipole, [75e6, 70e6])`
```ans = 1×2 complex 0.0137 + 0.0000i 0.0089 - 0.0036i ```

Input Arguments

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Antenna or array to calculate the current at its feed, specified as either of these objects:

Note

`feedCurrent` function does not calculate feed current for the `infiniteArray` object.

Example: `planeWaveExcitation`

Frequency or frequency range over which to calculate the feed current, specified as a scalar or vector in Hz.

Example: 70e6

Data Types: `double`

Output Argument

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Complex current, returned as a 1-by-n vector in A. This value is calculated at the feed point of an antenna or array.

Example: `0.0182 - 0.0032i`

Data Types: `double`
Complex Number Support: Yes

Version History

Introduced in R2017a