Antenna and Microphone Elements

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

You can simulate a phased array using the antenna and microphone System objects contained in this toolbox. You can choose from several common antenna and microphone element types but you can also define custom antenna or microphone elements. Antennas types include isotropic or cosine antennas for scalar fields and dipole antennas to simulate polarized electromagnetic fields. The toolbox also includes omnidirectional and custom microphones which are useful in audio and sonar applications. Tools let you plot element radiation patterns such as directivity.

Phased array systems are also compatible with antennas from Antenna Toolbox™. Use of these antennas requires an additional license. For an example of how to use Antenna Toolbox antennas in place of Phased Array System Toolbox™ antennas, see Using Antenna Toolbox with Phased Array Systems.

The toolbox also provides models for transmitting and receiving amplifiers.

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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