Modeling of a Phased Array Antenna

Application ID: 88011

The demand for phased array antennas increases not only for the traditional military industry but also in commercial areas such 5G mobile network platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), and satellite communication applications. This example shows how to design a phased array with a beam scanning functionality based on the arithmetic phase difference between the array elements. The initial complicated model can be reduced to a simple single unit cell model with periodic conditions to make the analysis faster and more efficient. Two phased array designs built with microstrip patch antennas are studied and they are in good agreement of the antenna gain.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: