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Creating a 3D radiation pattern

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Gavin Roberts
Gavin Roberts on 23 Jul 2012
Hi guys, I'm doing a final year project on wireless propagation. I was asked by my tutor to include a 3d map of the data I got from my wireless experiment and they told me at Uni to get a code for Matlab. As I'm not being graded on this my tutor thought it would be easy for me to get an already existing code, however it seems that they are either a) incomplete or b) way beyond my comprehension. I have one code that creates a sphere but I don't know how to add in my measurements. They are all taken on a horizontal plane with the router in the middle but the router was rotated every 22.5 degrees and 16 measurements were taken each rotation. I'm happy to credit any help I get in the paper I am just lost as Matlab and 3d mapping are 100% new to me and I've not got long left. Any advice much appreciated. Thanks

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Gavin Roberts
Gavin Roberts on 27 Jul 2012
Is this an inappropriate question or something as nobody seems to want to offer any advice?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Aug 2012
Possibly none of the volunteers that saw the question had experience in the topic. Not many questions on radiation patterns get answers.

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Kevin Moerman
Kevin Moerman on 31 Aug 2012
Perhaps rephrase your question and clearly say what it is you want to visualise. I think the visualisation problem is probably independent of your application so perhaps avoid jargon from your field.
What is it that you want to visualise? Can you explain what you mean by "I have one code that creates a sphere but I don't know how to add in my measurements."? Do you mean that you want to colour the surface of the sphere according to some angular (spherical coordinate system) measurements? Or do you want to alter the sphere radius depending on measurements? What do you mean by "add in"? The colour/shape mappings can be done.
What do you mean by: "They are all taken on a horizontal plane with the router in the middle but the router was rotated every 22.5 degrees and 16 measurements were taken each rotation."? That sounds like 2D angular (in the plane) measurements but earlier you talked about a 3D sphere.
Kevin

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