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Phased Array Design Toolbox v2.5

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Phased Array Design Toolbox v2.5



10 Feb 2009 (Updated )

A toolbox allowing rapid definition and evaluation of 2D and 3D phased array antennas.

% Example showing the use of the rect_array and taywin_array functions.
% A rectangular array of 5 x 10 patches is defined. Then an
% amplitude taper based on the Taylor distribution is applied as
% a function of radius. The target 1st sidelobe level is -25dB relative
% to the main lobe peak.
% Note that the Taylor distribution assumes isotropic sources, the 
% slight reduction in the 1st sidelobe level (compared to -25 requested)
% is due to the patch element pattern.

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help extaywin2

init;                                                        % Initialise global variables
freq_config=2.45e9;                                          % Specify frequency
patchr_config=design_patchr(3.43,1.6e-3,freq_config);        % Use design_patchr to assign the patchr_config
rect_array(5,10,(0.6*lambda),(0.6*lambda),'patchr',0);       % Rect array of 5 x 10 elements
taywin_array(25,'xy');                                       % Apply Taylor distribution in x and y-axis

plot_geom3d(1,0);                                       % Plot 3D geometry with axis
list_array(0);                                          % List the array x,y,z locations and excitations only

plot_theta(-90,1,90,[0,45,90],'tot','first');           % Plot total power theta patterns -90 to +90 deg in 2deg steps
                                                        % for phi angles of 0,45,90. Normalise to the max of the 
                                                        % 'first' cut (phi=0).

%plot_pattern3d(2,5,'tot','yes');                       % Plot a 3D directivity pattern using 2/5 deg theta/phi steps
                                                        % Plot is normalised to peak power.

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