System object: phased.ConformalArray
Output responses of array elements
RESP = step(H,FREQ,ANG)
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step method to perform the operation defined by the System
object™, you can call the object with arguments, as if it were a function. For example,
y = step(obj,x) and
y = obj(x) perform equivalent operations.
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Operating frequencies of array in hertz.
Directions in degrees.
Voltage responses of the phased array. The output depends on whether the array supports polarization or not.
Using the ConformalArray System object, construct an 8-element uniform circular array (UCA) of isotropic antenna elements. The radius of the array is one meter. Assume the operating frequency is 1 GHz and the wave propagation speed is the speed of light.
N = 8; azang = (0:N-1)*360/N-180; sCA = phased.ConformalArray(... 'ElementPosition',[cosd(azang);sind(azang);zeros(1,N)],... 'ElementNormal',[azang;zeros(1,N)]);
Get the element response at 35 degrees azimuth and 5 degrees elevation.
fc = 1e9; ang = [30;5]; resp = step(sCA,fc,ang)
resp = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1