Antenna System Designer

Connect802

The Connect802 Antenna System Designer™ is an on-line calculator that creates a wireless network antenna system link budget design report based on various parameters that you provide. It will help you predict end-to-end performance and evaluate your network design when you plan a point-to-point, or point-to-multipoint outdoor wireless network deployment. You'll be able to analyze the radio link and tune network parameters for optimal link suitability. Plus, you'll get an idea of the wireless network design considerations (including Wi-Fi design considerations) that the Connect802 planners take into consideration when creating a wireless network design.

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CST propCST STUDIO SUITE

CST

CST STUDIO SUITE® is an industry-leading EM simulation tool, with multiple solvers suitable for a wide range of applications. Engineers can use these solvers to simulate antenna radiation patterns and coupling, both in isolation and as installed in realistic environments. The Hybrid Solver Task, combining FIT and MLFMM methods and the Asymptotic Solver offer an efficient way to calculate 3D propagation around large structures such as buildings and aircraft.


WinProp

Model CityAltair HyperWorks

WinProp is one of the most complete suite of tools in the domain of wireless propagation and radio network planning. The highly accurate and very fast empirical and deterministic propagation models are available for a wide range of scenarios including rural, urban, indoor, tunnel, vehicular. WinProp, together with FEKO provide leading solutions for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, which are important for autonomous driving (license required).

www.altairhyperworks.com/winprop


EIRP Calculator Pasternack

Pasternack

Pasternack's EIRP Calculator determines the radiated power given the transmitter power, the cable loss to the antenna and the gain of the antenna.

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Free-Space Path Loss Calculator

Pasternack Pasternack

Pasternack's Free Space Path Loss Calculator calculates the loss (in dB) between two antennas where the gain, distance and frequency are known.

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Free-Space Path Loss Calculator Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless

Free Space Loss is the transmission loss between two antennas, separated by a distance. Enter the operating frequency in MHz (2400 for 2.4 GHz, 5800 for 5.8 GHz, etc.) and the distance between the two antennas in miles. The final value represents a first order approximation and should only be used as a guide.

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Friis Path Loss Calculator Pasternack

Pasternack

Pasternack's Friis Transmission Equation Calculator will calculate the received power from an antenna at some distance given a transmission frequency and antenna gains.

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Fresnel Clearance Zone Calculator Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless

Unlike the popular view of a Line of Sight which a clear unobstructed clear straight line. Radio frequency line of sight is defined by Fresnel Zones which are ellipse shaped areas between any two radios. The primary Fresnel zone is required to be at least 60 percent clear of any obstruction to ensure the highest performance of wireless link. The radius of the Fresnel Zone at its widest point is calculated with the Fresnel Zone Calculator. The final value represents a first order approximation and should only be used as a guide. No guarantees or warranties are implied accordingly.

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Link Budget Calculator Pasternack

Pasternack

Pasternack's Link Budget Calculator determines the received signal strength (in dBm) given a systems amplifier gains, antenna gains and space loss.

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Maximum Field Strength Calculator 

Daycounter, Inc.

This calculator calculates the maximum field strength that a dipole antenna could produce at 3M assuming 100 percent antenna efficiency. This provides an upper bound for transmitter power.

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P2P Signal Propagation Calculator AlphiMAX

AlphiMAX

Determine whether a wireless link will work given the specific locations you are trying to connect, prior to purchasing equipment or climbing a tower. The Point-To-Point Estimator is a free web based tool with a very nice graphical interface tools that enables you to compare manufacturers, while taking into account the terrain of your area, terrain type, climate, antenna type, define fade margin and more. Use of a GPS database produces a very accurate elevation profile between antenna locations.

Free (Registration Required)


PasternackPower Density Calculator 

Pasternack

Pasternack's Power Density Calculator is designed to give the power density, in Watts per square meter, at a given distance, output power and antenna gain. Please note that this calculator is only valid for far-field calculations.

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Radar Maximum Range Calculator Pasternack

Pasternack

Pasternack's Radar Maximum Range Calculator produces an ideal maximum range of a radar antenna using the properties of the antenna.

Free


Frequency to Wavelength to Energy Calculator

BYU 

To convert wavelength to frequency or energy, use this BYU calculator with formulas and unit noted. 


Wireless InSite® Propagation Software

REMCOM REMCOM

Wireless InSite is a suite of ray-tracing models and high-fidelity EM solvers for the analysis of site-specific radio wave propagation and wireless communication systems. The RF propagation software provides efficient and accurate predictions of EM propagation and communication channel characteristics in complex urban, indoor, rural and mixed path environments.

License Required