Antenna, Installation Platforms, and Radar Cross Section Analysis

Overview

The analysis and integration of antennas for radar applications requires an in-depth understanding of the interaction with the environment and the installation platform. With Antenna Toolbox, you don’t need to be an expert in the electromagnetic domain: you can design an antenna by taking advantage of intuitive apps and a catalog of more than 70 antennas and arrays parameterized in geometry.

In this webinar, you see how to develop beamforming algorithms taking into account edge effects and the coupling between array elements. You also see how to install the antenna on a large platform such as an airplane or a car. Practical demonstrations show how to easily import the description of an arbitrary installation platform using CAD formats such as STL files and analyze its effects on the antenna performance.

This webinar focuses on installing antenna arrays on platforms, analyzing the antenna performance also taking into account propagation effects, and extending this approach for the computation of the radar cross section (RCS). Learn how MATLAB and Antenna Toolbox can help you in designing antennas and antenna arrays and integrating them earlier at the system-level. Antenna Toolbox uses the method of moments (MoM) and the physical optics solvers for full EM simulation to provide accurate results, and it is fully integrated in MATLAB.

Highlights

  • Antenna array design and analysis including coupling effects
  • Importing and analyzing antenna installation platforms
  • Computing the radar cross section 

Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. We will be recording this webinar, so if you can't make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand.

About the Presenter

Giorgia Zucchelli is the product marketing manager for RF and mixed-signal at MathWorks. Before moving to this role in 2013, she was an application engineer focusing on signal processing and communications systems and specializing in analog simulation. Before joining MathWorks in 2009, Giorgia worked at NXP Semiconductors on mixed-signal verification methodologies and at Philips Research developing system-level models for innovative telecommunication systems. Giorgia has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in electronics for telecommunications from the University of Bologna. Her thesis dealt with modeling high-frequency RF devices.

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