axialRatio

Axial ratio of antenna

Description

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axialRatio(antenna,frequency,azimuth,elevation) plots axial ratio of an antenna over a specified frequency, and in the direction specified by azimuth and elevation. Any one among frequency, azimuth, or elevation values must be scalar. If only one of the values are scalar, the plot is 3-D. If two values are scalar, the plot is 2-D.

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ar = axialRatio(antenna,frequency,azimuth,elevation) returns the axial ratio of an antenna, over the specified frequency, and in the direction specified by azimuth and elevation.

Examples

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Calculate the axial ratio of an equiangular spiral antenna at azimuth=0 and elevation=0.

s  = spiralEquiangular;
ar = axialRatio(s,3e9,0,0)
ar = Inf

Create a cloverleaf antenna.

cl = cloverleaf;
show(cl); Plot the axial ratio of the antenna from 5 GHz to 6 GHz.

freq = linspace(5e9,6e9,101);
axialRatio(cl,freq,0,0); The axial ratio plot shows that the antenna supports circular polarization over the entire frequency range.

Input Arguments

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Antenna object, specified as an object.

Frequency used to calculate axial ratio, specified as a scalar or vector with each element in Hz.

Example: 70e6

Data Types: double

Azimuth angle of antenna, specified as a scalar or vector with each element in degrees.

Example: 0

Data Types: double

Elevation angle of antenna, specified as a scalar or vector with each element in degrees.

Example: 0

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Axial ratio of antenna, returned as a scalar in dB.