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Phased Array Design Toolbox v2.4.2

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Phased Array Design Toolbox v2.4.2



10 Feb 2009 (Updated )

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

function Emulti=fieldsum(R,th,phi)
% Summation of field contributions at location (R,th,phi) 
% from each element in array_config, at frequency freq_config. 
% Usage: Emulti=fieldsum(R,th,phi)
% R....Radius of farfield point
% th...Theta (radians)
% phi..Phi (radians)
% Returned values :
% Emulti..[Etot,Evp,Ehp,Elhcp,Erhcp,AR,Tau] where :
%         Etot  =  Total E-field
%         Evp   =  Vertical E-field component (Z-axis in global coords)
%         Ehp   =  Horizontal E-field component (X-Y plane in global coords)
%         Elhcp =  Left Hand Circular Polarisation
%         Erhcp =  Right Hand Circular Polarisation
%         AR    =  Axial ratio (Linear)
%         Tau   =  Tilt angle of polarisation ellipse (radians)
% Components of Emulti (Etot,Evp...etc) are of the 
% form variable[npoints,1] 
% This version of fieldsum includes 1/r path loss factor for psuedo-near field
% calculations. i.e. It accounts for the relative distances (relative path losses)
% to the various array elements, as viewed by the observer. It should be noted 
% that distances where this is significant are likely to be close to the Fraunhofer
% distance of 2D^2/lambda (D is the maximum aperture dimension).
% ArrayCalc is intended for use as a far-field calculator, therefore the distance
% to the summing point (range_config) is ideally set to a value >>(2D^2/lambda).
% The default value for range_config is 999(m) set in init.m
% See also : fieldsum_old (version without 1/r loss).


% As well as calculating the total E-field at a given farfield point.
% Two polarisation scaling factors are calculated :
% HP (Horizontal Polarisation)   0<= HP <=1
% VP (Vertical Polarisation)     0<= VP <=1
% To calculate the scaling factors a unit vector along the (n)th element
% X-axis is defined. This represents the E-field orientation in all linearly
% polarised element models. When viewed from the farfield point the 
% Z-component of the unit vector represents the VP component and the
% Y-component of the unit vector represents the HP component.
% These scaling factors are then applied to the total E-field to give
% Vertical and Horizontally polarised patterns.
% Note: The Theta reference angle for VP and HP is 90 Deg (Horizon)

global array_config;
global freq_config;
global velocity_config;

[Trow,Tcol,N]=size(array_config);    % Number of elements in array N
Etot=0;                              % Total field init                
Evp=0;                               % Vertical field init
Ehp=0;                               % Horizontal field init

lambda=velocity_config/freq_config;  % Wavelength
k=2*pi/lambda;                       % Propagation constant

[xff,yff,zff]=sph2cart1(R,th,phi);   % Far-field point for summation

CPflag=0;                            % Flag for circular polarisation
                                     % if set, causes VP=HP -3dB down
                                     % from Etotal


for n=1:N                          % Sum over N sources
  Amp=array_config(1,5,n);         % Amplitude of (n)th source (lin volts)
  Pha=array_config(2,5,n);         % Phase of (n)th source (radians)

  Trot=array_config(1:3,1:3,n);    % Element orientataion (rotation matrix)
  Toff=array_config(1:3,4,n);      % Element position (offset matrix)
  xyzffloc=inv(Trot)*(xyzff-Toff); % Far-field point in local coords  
  xloc=xyzffloc(1,1);              % x-coord
  yloc=xyzffloc(2,1);              % y-coord
  zloc=xyzffloc(3,1);              % z-coord

  [rloc,thloc,philoc]=cart2sph1(xloc,yloc,zloc);  % Convert to (r,theta,phi) coords
  eltype=array_config(3,5,n);                     % Select appropriate element model
  [EleAmp,CPflag]=sumcode(eltype,thloc,philoc);   % Sumcode calls the relevant element model 'eltype'

  % Polarisation unit vector manipulation
  if CPflag==0             % If linear pol
   uo=[0;0;0];             % Unit origin
   ux=[1;0;0];             % Unit x-axis (E-field vector for elements)
   ux=ux.*1e-9;            % Scale unit by 1e-9 so as not to be problematic when
                           % the farfield point is chosen to have a small radius

   uor=Trot*uo+Toff;       % Transform origin point to global coords
   uxr=Trot*ux+Toff;       % Transform unit x-axis (E-field vector)
   PZr=rotz(-phi);         % Phi rotation
   PYr=roty(-th-pi/2);     % Theta rotation (add 90 Deg so theta is referenced from horizon)

   Prot=PZr*PYr;           % Construct polarisation rotation matrix
   Poff=xyzff;             % Offsets are just the farfield point location (x,y,z)

   uorf=inv(Prot)*(uor-Poff);      % Origin point as viewed from farfield point
   uxrf=inv(Prot)*(uxr-Poff);      % Unit x-axis (E-field vector) as viewed from farfield point
   VPc=(uxrf(3,1)-uorf(3,1))*1e9;  % Vertical (Z-component) of E-field vector as viewed from
                                   % the farfield point, and rescale back to unity

   HPc=(uxrf(2,1)-uorf(2,1))*1e9;  % Horizontal (Y-component) of E-field vector as viewed from
                                   % the farfield point, and rescale back to unity
  else                  % For Circularly polarised elements CPflag=1 (RHCP), CPflag=-1 (LHCP)
   VPc=0.7079;          % For circular polarisation VP=HP -3dB down from Etot (lin volts)
   HPc=0.7079;          % For circular polarisation VP=HP -3dB down from Etot (lin volts)
  VectSum=sqrt(VPc.^2+HPc.^2); % Vector sum of Vertical and Horizontal components 
  if VectSum>0
   VP=VPc./VectSum;            % Vertical as a proportion on the total
   HP=HPc./VectSum;            % Horizontal as a proportion of the total
   VP=1e-9;                     % If there are no vector component Vert or Horiz 
   HP=1e-9;                     % e.g. end-on on a dipole, set to 1e-9 to avoid
  end                           % a divide by zero warning.

 if CPflag==0                  % If linearly polarised
   AmpVP=abs(VP);                      % Amplitude for the Vertical vector component
   PhaVP=(pi/2)*sign(VP)+(pi/2);       % Phase for the Vertical vector component

   AmpHP=abs(HP);                      % Amplitude for the Horizontal vector component
   PhaHP=(pi/2)*sign(HP)+(pi/2);       % Phase for the Horizontal vector component
  else                        % If circularly polarised
   PhaVP=(pi/4)*CPflag*(-1);  % No geometric phase change used, phase is defined by CPflag
   PhaHP=(pi/4)*CPflag*(+1);  % No geometric phase change used, phase is defined by CPflag

  PhaVPt=mod((k.*rloc+Pha+PhaVP),(2*pi)); % Total phase for VP (propagation, element-excitation
                                          % and VP-vector-phase-sign) modulo 360

  PhaHPt=mod((k.*rloc+Pha+PhaHP),(2*pi)); % Total phase for HP (propagation, element-excitation
                                          % and HP-vector-phase-sign) modulo 360
  Evpn=(1/rloc).*Amp.*EleAmp.*AmpVP.*exp(-j.*PhaVPt); % Vertical E-field component propagated to far-field point
  Ehpn=(1/rloc).*Amp.*EleAmp.*AmpHP.*exp(-j.*PhaHPt); % Horiz E-field component propagated to far-field point
  EvpSum=EvpSum+Evpn;  % Summation of VP E-field comps for the N elements     
  EhpSum=EhpSum+Ehpn;  % Summation of HP E-field comps for the N elements 

EvpCplx=EvpSum*rloc/N;       % Scale Evp according to number of elements N and rloc
EhpCplx=EhpSum*rloc/N;       % Scale Ehp according to number of elements N and rloc

dg=abs(angle(EvpCplx)-angle(EhpCplx));              % Calculate Delta gamma

F1=Ehp^2+Evp^2;					    % Intermediate calculation
F2=(Ehp^4+Evp^4+2*(Ehp^2)*(Evp^2)*cos(2*dg))^0.5;   % Intermediate calculation
Emajor=sqrt(0.5*(F1+F2))+1e-9;                      % Emajor, Major axis of polarisation ellipse
Eminor=sqrt(0.5*(F1-F2))+1e-9;                      % Eminor, Minor axis of polarisation ellipse

Tau=pi/2-0.5*atan((F3/F4)*cos(dg));                 % Tilt angle of polarisation ellipse

angdiff=(angle(EvpCplx)-angle(EhpCplx));            % Angle difference between complex Ehp and Evp
if angdiff>pi | angdiff<-pi                         % If difference is greater than 180 Deg (pi rad)
 angdiff=pi-angdiff;                                % difference=180-difference i.e. Phase-Lag becomes Phase-Lead
LR=sign(angdiff);                                   % Predominantly Left Handed, LR is -1
 					            % Predominantly Right Handed, LR is +1
						    % If LR is 0 then polarisation is linear, however
                                                    % to avoid plot discontinuities will default to LH pol
                                                    % for now.

if LR==-1 | LR==0              % Left Handed and Linear

if LR==1                      % Right Handed

AR=1./(abs(Emajor)/abs(Eminor));                   % Axial Ratio 1=perfect circular, 0=linear

Elh=abs(El);                                       % LHCP component
Erh=abs(Er);                                       % RHCP component

Etot=sqrt(abs(Evp)^2+abs(Ehp)^2);                  % Calc total E-field
Emulti=[Etot,Evp,Ehp,Elh,Erh,AR,Tau];              % Function output 

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