Antenna and Microphone Elements

Antennas with isotropic, cosine, and custom response patterns, dipole antennas, microphones with omnidirectional and custom response patterns, polarization

Phased Array System Toolbox™ provides several antenna and microphone element types. The toolbox lets you model antenna and microphone elements whose radiation pattern can be described by ideal analytic functions or defined from frequency-dependent measured data. These types include antennas which generate isotropic or cosine antenna patterns radiation and dipole antennas for producing polarized electromagnetic fields. The toolbox includes omnidirectional and custom microphones.

You can also employ antennas from Antenna Toolbox™. Use of Antenna Toolbox requires an additional license. For an example of how to use Antenna Toolbox antennas in place of Phased Array System Toolbox antennas, go to Using Antenna Toolbox.

System Objects

phased.CosineAntennaElement Cosine antenna element
phased.CrossedDipoleAntennaElement Crossed-dipole antenna element
phased.CustomAntennaElement Custom antenna element
phased.CustomMicrophoneElement Custom microphone
phased.IsotropicAntennaElement Isotropic antenna element
phased.OmnidirectionalMicrophoneElement Omnidirectional microphone
phased.ShortDipoleAntennaElement Short-dipole antenna element


aperture2gain Convert effective aperture to gain
gain2aperture Convert gain to effective aperture
uv2azelpat Convert radiation pattern from u/v form to azimuth/elevation form
azel2uvpat Convert radiation pattern from azimuth/elevation form to u/v form
phitheta2azelpat Convert radiation pattern from phi/theta form to azimuth/elevation form
azel2phithetapat Convert radiation pattern from azimuth/elevation to phi/theta form
uv2phithetapat Convert radiation pattern from u/v form to phi/theta form
phitheta2uvpat Convert radiation pattern from phi/theta form to u/v form
uv2azel Convert u/v coordinates to azimuth/elevation angles
azel2uv Convert azimuth/elevation angles to u/v coordinates
phitheta2azel Convert angles from phi/theta form to azimuth/elevation form
azel2phitheta Convert angles from azimuth/elevation form to phi/theta form
uv2phitheta Convert u/v coordinates to phi/theta angles
phitheta2uv Convert phi/theta angles to u/v coordinates
polellip Parameters of ellipse traced out by tip of a polarized field vector
polratio Ratio of vertical to horizontal linear polarization components of a field
pol2circpol Convert linear component representation of field to circular component representation
circpol2pol Convert circular component representation of field to linear component representation
stokes Stokes parameters of polarized field
polloss Polarization loss
polsignature Copolarization and cross-polarization signatures
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