Create meander dipole antenna
dipoleMeander class creates a meander dipole antenna
with four dipoles. The antenna is center fed and it is symmetric about its origin. The
first resonance of meander dipole antenna is at 200 MHz.
The width of the dipole is related to the diameter of an equivalent cylindrical dipole by the equation
d is the diameter of equivalent cylindrical dipole.
r is the radius of equivalent cylindrical dipole.
For a given cylinder radius, use the
cylinder2strip utility function to calculate the equivalent width. The
default strip dipole is center-fed. The feed point coincides with the origin. The origin
is located on the xy- plane.
meander dipole antenna with four dipoles.
dm = dipoleMeander
creates a meander dipole antenna with four dipoles, with additional
properties specified by one or more name-value pair arguments.
dm = dipoleMeander(Name,Value)
Name is the property name and
Value is the corresponding value. You can specify
several name-value pair arguments in any order as
ValueN. Properties not
specified retain their default values.
Width— Dipole width
Dipole width, specified as a scalar in meters.
ArmLength— Length of individual dipole arms
Length of individual dipole arms, specified as a vector in meters. The total number of dipole arms generated is :
where N is the number of specified arm lengths.
'ArmLength',[0.6000 0.5000 1
NotchLength— Notch length along length of antenna
Notch length along the length of the antenna, specified as a scalar in meters.
For example, in a dipole meander antenna with seven stacked arms there are six notches.
NotchWidth— Notch width perpendicular to length of antenna
Notch width perpendicular to the length of the antenna, specified as a scalar in meters.
Conductor— Type of metal material
Type of the metal used as a conductor, specified as a metal material
object. You can choose any metal from the
MetalCatalog or specify a metal of your choice. For more
metal. For more information on metal conductor meshing, see
m = metal('Copper');
m = metal('Copper'); ant.Conductor =
Load— Lumped elements
Lumped elements added to the antenna feed, specified as a lumped element
object. For more information, see
lumpedelement is the object for the load created
Tilt— Tilt angle of antenna
0(default) | scalar | vector
Tilt angle of the antenna, specified as a scalar or vector with each element unit in degrees. For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
ant.Tilt = 90
'TiltAxis',[0 1 0;0 1 1]
tilts the antenna at 90 degrees about the two axes defined by the
wireStack antenna object
only accepts the dot method to change its properties.
TiltAxis— Tilt axis of antenna
[1 0 0](default) | three-element vector of Cartesian coordinates | two three-element vectors of Cartesian coordinates |
Tilt axis of the antenna, specified as:
Three-element vector of Cartesian coordinates in meters. In this case, each coordinate in the vector starts at the origin and lies along the specified points on the X-, Y-, and Z-axes.
Two points in space, each specified as three-element vectors of Cartesian coordinates. In this case, the antenna rotates around the line joining the two points in space.
A string input describing simple rotations around one of the principal axes, 'X', 'Y', or 'Z'.
For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
'TiltAxis',[0 1 0]
'TiltAxis',[0 0 0;0 1 0]
ant.TiltAxis = 'Z'
wireStack antenna object only accepts the dot method to change its
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Create and view the default meander dipole antenna.
dm = dipoleMeander
dm = dipoleMeander with properties: Width: 0.0040 ArmLength: [0.0880 0.0710 0.0730 0.0650] NotchLength: 0.0238 NotchWidth: 0.0170 Conductor: [1x1 metal] Tilt: 0 TiltAxis: [1 0 0] Load: [1x1 lumpedElement]
Plot the radiation pattern of meander dipole antenna at a 200 MHz frequency.
dm = dipoleMeander; pattern(dm,200e6)
 Balanis, C.A. Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design. 3rd Ed. New York: Wiley, 2005.