Slot-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna Array Synthesizer

Application ID: 30601

This app demonstrates the following:

  • Parameterized geometries
  • Visualizing material appearance, color, and texture
  • Multiple plots in the same window to visualize the results
  • Options to visualize the results with different views using check boxes

Microstrip patch antenna arrays are used in a number of industries as transceivers of radar and RF signals. This is a prime candidate for the 5G mobile network system.

The app simulates a single slot-coupled microstrip patch antenna, fabricated on a multilayered low-temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC) substrate. When using this app, you will be able to simulate the far-field radiation pattern of the antenna array and its directivity. The far-field radiation pattern is approximated by multiplying the array factor and the single antenna radiation pattern to perform an efficient far-field analysis without simulating a complicated full-array model.

You can also evaluate phased antenna array prototypes for 5G mobile networks with a default input frequency of 30 GHz. You can do this by varying antenna properties such as the geometric dimension and substrate material.

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