Planar Array

This section explains how to create a planar patch array antenna.

When the option is selected, the next panel and a previsualization of the antenna with the parameters on the panel are displayed.

Figure 1. Planar patch array panel

  • Position: set the Cartesian coordinates for the position of the antenna. For the antenna, user can select the position with the mouse by selecting the 'Pick' check box and clicking any point in the geometry panel.
  • Patch dimensions: set the values of the length and width of the patches (Lpatch and Wpatch) and the position of the feeding point from the center of the patch (Fdist).
  • Array dimensions: set the values of the number of patches in X (Nx), the number of patches in Y (Ny), the distance between patches in X (Dx) and the distance between patches in Y (Dy).
  • Layer Properties: set the substrate material from the material library of newFASANT and the height of the substrate material (Hsubs).

For each modification on parameters panel, this previsualization will be updated for the new parameters.

Figure 2. Planar patch array previsualization

Clicking on 'Add' button, the final visualization for the antenna with a red dashed line for every coaxial feed will be shown.

Figure 3. Planar patch array visualization