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Antenna Toolbox Functions

Alphabetical List By Category

Antenna and Array Catalog

Dipole Antennas

bowtieRoundedCreate rounded bowtie dipole antenna
bowtieTriangularCreate planar bowtie dipole antenna
biquadCreate biquad antenna
dipoleCreate strip dipole antenna
dipoleFoldedCreate folded dipole antenna
dipoleMeanderCreate meander dipole antenna
dipoleVeeCreate V-dipole antenna
dipoleHelixCreate helical dipole antenna
dipoleBladeCreate blade dipole antenna
dipoleCycloidCreate cycloid dipole antenna
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array
cylinder2stripCylinder equivalent width approximation

Monopole Antennas

invertedFCreate inverted-F antenna over rectangular ground plane
invertedLCreate inverted-L antenna over rectangular ground plane
invertedFcoplanarCreate inverted-F antenna in same plane as rectangular ground plane
invertedLcoplanarCreate inverted-L antenna in same plane as rectangular ground plane
monopoleCreate monopole antenna over rectangular ground plane
monopoleTopHatCreate capacitively loaded monopole antenna over rectangular ground plane
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array
cylinder2stripCylinder equivalent width approximation

Loop Antennas

loopCircularCreate circular loop antenna
loopRectangularCreate rectangular loop antenna
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array

Spiral Antennas

spiralArchimedeanCreate Archimedean spiral antenna
spiralEquiangularCreate equiangular spiral antenna
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array

Patch Antennas

patchMicrostripCreate microstrip patch antenna
patchMicrostripCircularCreate probe-fed circular microstrip patch antenna
patchMicrostripInsetfedCreate inset-fed microstrip patch antenna
pifaCreate planar inverted-F antenna
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array
cylinder2stripCylinder equivalent width approximation

Slot Antennas

slotCreate rectangular slot antenna on ground plane
vivaldiCreate Vivaldi notch antenna on ground plane
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array

Other Antennas

helixCreate helix antenna on ground plane
yagiUdaCreate Yagi-Uda array antenna
cloverleafCreate three-petal cloverleaf antenna
birdcageCreates birdcage (MRI coil)
sectorInvertedAmosCreate inverted Amos sector antenna
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array
helixpitch2spacingSpacing between turns of helix

Waveguides

waveguideCreate rectangular waveguide
hornCreate horn antenna
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array
hornangle2sizeEquivalent flare width and height from flare angles

Backing Structures

cavityCreate cavity-backed antenna
cavityCircularCreate circular cavity-backed antenna
reflectorCreate reflector-backed antenna
reflectorCircularCreate circular reflector-backed antenna
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
infoDisplay information about antenna or array

Arrays

linearArrayCreate linear antenna array
rectangularArrayCreate rectangular antenna array
conformalArrayCreate conformal antenna array
circularArrayCreate circular antenna array
layoutDisplay array layout
infoDisplay information about antenna or array
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch

Dielectrics

dielectricDielectric material for use as substrate
DielectricCatalogCatalog of dielectric materials

Custom Geometry and Fabrication

Shapes and Boolean Operations

antenna.CircleCreate circle centered at origin on X-Y plane
antenna.PolygonCreate polygon on X-Y plane
antenna.RectangleCreate rectangle centered at origin on X-Y plane
addBoolean unite operation on two shapes
areaCalculate area of shape in sq.m
subtractBoolean subtraction operation on two shapes
intersectBoolean intersection operation on two shapes
plusShape1 + Shape2
minusShape1 - Shape2
andShape1 & Shape2
rotateRotate shape about axis and angle
rotateXRotate shape about X-axis and angle
rotateYRotate shape about Y-axis and angle
rotateZRotate shape about Z-axis and angle
translateMove shape to new location
showDisplay antenna or array structure; Display shape as filled patch
meshMesh properties of metal or dielectric antenna or array structure
plotPlot boundary of shape
scaleChange the size of the shape by a fixed amount

PCB Antenna And Fabrication

pcbStackSingle-feed or multi-feed PCB antenna
PCBWriterCreate PCB board definitions from 2-D antenna designs
PCBServicesCustomize PCB file generation for PCB manufacturing service
PCBConnectorsRF connector at antenna feedpoint
gerberWriteGenerate Gerber files

Planar Mesh and Geometry

customAntennaMeshCreate 2-D custom mesh antenna on X-Y plane
customArrayMeshCreate 2-D custom mesh antenna on X-Y plane
customAntennaGeometryCreate antenna represented by 2-D custom geometry
customArrayGeometryCreate array represented by 2-D custom geometry

Analysis, Design, and Tuning

polarpatternInteractive plot of radiation patterns in polar format
planeWaveExcitationCreate plane wave excitation environment for antenna or array
impedanceInput impedance of antenna; scan impedance of array
returnLossReturn loss of antenna; scan return loss of array
sparametersS-parameter object
vswrVoltage standing wave ratio of antenna
feedCurrentCalculate current at feed for antenna or array
patternRadiation pattern of antenna or array; Embedded pattern of antenna element in array
patternAzimuthAzimuth pattern of antenna or array
patternElevationElevation pattern of antenna or array
beamwidthBeamwidth of antenna
EHfieldsElectric and magnetic fields of antennas; Embedded electric and magnetic fields of antenna element in arrays
axialRatioAxial ratio of antenna
chargeCharge distribution on metal or dielectric antenna or array surface
currentCurrent distribution on metal or dielectric antenna or array surface
meshMesh properties of metal or dielectric antenna or array structure
meshconfigChange mesh mode of antenna structure
patternMultiplyRadiation pattern of array using pattern multiplication
arrayFactorArray factor in dB
correlationCorrelation coefficient between two antennas in array
sparametersS-parameter object
patternRadiation pattern of antenna or array; Embedded pattern of antenna element in array
designDesign prototype antenna for resonance at specified frequency
lumpedElementLumped element circuit to load antenna
smithplotPlot of measurement data on Smith chart
msireadRead MSI planet antenna file
msiwriteWrite data in MSI planet antenna file format
patternCustomPlot radiation pattern
fieldsCustomPlot electric or magnetic fields of antenna

Large Structures

infiniteArrayCreate 2-D custom mesh antenna on X-Y plane

RF Propagation

txsiteCreate radio frequency transmitter site
rxsiteCreate radio frequency receiver site
showShow site location on map
hideHide site location on map
distanceDistance between sites
angleAngle between sites
coverageDisplay coverage map
linkDisplay communication link on map
sigstrengthSignal strength due to transmitter
propagationModelCreate RF propagation model
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