Antenna Toolbox™ provides functions and apps for the design, analysis, and visualization of antenna elements and arrays. You can design standalone antennas and build arrays of antennas using predefined elements with parameterized geometry, arbitrary planar structures, or custom 3D structures described with STL files.
Antenna Toolbox uses electromagnetic solvers, including the method of moments (MoM), to compute impedance, current distribution, efficiency, and near-field and far-field radiation patterns. To improve the antenna design, you can use manual methods or use the optimization methods provided in the toolbox. Antenna geometry and analysis results can be visualized in 2D and 3D. The toolbox lets you integrate antenna array patterns into wireless systems for simulating beamforming and beam steering algorithms. The impedance analysis results can be used to design matching networks for integration with the RF front-end. You can install the antennas on large platforms such as vehicles or aircraft and analyze the effects of the structure on antenna performance. You can import STL and Gerber files to analyze a pre-existing structure or export them to share or manufacture your design. A site viewer enables you to visualize antenna coverage on a 3D terrain map using a variety of propagation models, including ray tracing.
Learn the basics of Antenna Toolbox
Antenna elements, backing structures, parameterized geometry visualization, antenna design
Finite and infinite arrays, layout visualization, mutual coupling, embedded pattern, pattern multiplication
Metal and dielectric substrate selection and parameterization
Shapes and boolean operations, custom mesh and geometry, multiport antennas, printed circuit board (PCB) stack, Gerber file generation
Antenna and array analysis, meshing, solvers, comparison of Antenna Toolbox simulations with measured results
Maximize bandwidth, minimize SLL, perform array thinning, maximize F/B ratio
Read, visualize, and write STL files and MSI planet antenna files, measure pattern data in 2D and 3D, create interactive polar plots
Antennas on platforms, infinite arrays, and infinite ground planes
Site and terrain visualization, propagation model specification and visualization, path loss, TIREM™, Longley-Rice, outdoor and indoor ray tracing