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Antenna Design, Analysis and Simulation

Radiating structures and frequency selective surfaces.

January 12, 2018

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator Pasternack

Pasternack

The Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator (aka Antenna Tilt Angle Calculator) is used to determine the approximate downward angle, measured in degrees, which the transmitting antenna is to be positioned for optimal signal strength and coverage. It also provides, given a beamwidth, the inner and outer radii of beam's coverage.

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CST antennaCST STUDIO SUITE

CST

CST STUDIO SUITE® is an industry-leading EM simulation tool, with multiple solvers for suitable for a wide range of applications. These can be used to simulate antenna radiation patterns, installed performance and coupling in realistic environments. CST STUDIO SUITE is suitable for designing a wide range of antenna types, including horns, reflectors, wire antennas, printed antennas and arrays.

Antenna Magus is a software tool to help accelerate the antenna design and modelling process. It increases efficiency by helping the engineer to make a more informed choice of antenna element, providing a good starting design tuned to the specifications of the application. Engineers can then export their antenna design to CST STUDIO SUITE for 3D simulation and integration into full system simulation.


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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Helical Antenna Design Calculator 

Daycounter, Inc.

Helical antennas, invented by John Kraus, give a circular polarized wave. They are one of the easiest to design. Find a tube with a circumference equal to one wavelength, and wrap wire in a helix spaced a quarter wavelength. The conductor width is not of great importance in the design. The greater the number of turns the greater the directivity or antenna gain. Receiving and transmitting antennas must be wound in the same direction, since the wave is polarized.

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Microstrip Patch Antenna Calculator Pasternack

Pasternack

Pasternack's Microstrip Patch Antenna Calculator determines the length and width (in millimeters) of a rectangular patch antenna.

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Whip Antenna Design Calculator

Daycounter, Inc.

A whip antenna also known as a monopole antenna looks capacitive if it is shorter than a quarter wavelength, and is tuned to resonance with a series inductor. PCB antennas are often shorter than a quarter wavelength due to board size restrictions and often fit into this category.

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NI/AWRAntSyn: Antenna Synthesis Module

NI/AWR

AntSyn™ is an automated antenna design, synthesis and optimization tool that takes antenna engineering requirements as input and produces antenna designs as outputs. 

License Required


MATLAB and Simulink  Antenna Toolbox™

MathworksMathworks

Mathworks design, analysis and simulation software includes an antenna design toolbox. Antenna Toolbox™ provides functions and apps for the design, analysis and visualization of antenna elements and arrays using either predefined elements with parameterized geometry or arbitrary planar elements.

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