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Antennas

Wireless InSite offers several ways to specify the radiation pattern and polarization of an antenna. Antennas with an associated waveform are required for both transmitters and receivers. The omnidirectional and generic dipole patterns are pre-programmed. The direction of the main beam and the rotation about the main beam can be specified, as can a noise figure, reflection efficiency factor, and a cable loss factor. In the antennas properties window, the gain pattern can be viewed using a specified waveform in vertical, horizontal, left-hand circular and right-hand circular polarizations as well as the total gain.

Built-in models include:

  • Omnidirectional
  • Directional
  • Isotropic
  • Short dipole
  • Linear dipole
  • Half-wave dipole
  • Ideal monopole
  • Linear monopole
  • Axial mode helix
  • Circular and rectangular loops
  • Circular and rectangular apertures
  • Circular and rectangular microstrip patch
  • Pyramidal horn and sectoral horns
  • Parabolic reflector
     

MIMO

Wireless InSite MIMO contains an array builder which allows users to design an n-element sized MIMO array. This tool also gives users control over individual elements of the array such as positioning, antenna pattern, and rotation. The MIMO antenna offers many different types of analytical patterns and can also utilize imported patterns generated by high-fidelity array simulations from a full-wave solver, such as Remcom’s XFdtd®.


Phased Arrays

An antenna can be created to represent an array of similar elements.  Wireless InSite uses the amplitude, phase, and relative location of each element to create a combined antenna pattern that can be assigned to a single transmitter or receiver point.


Import

Wireless InSite can import antenna pattern data from Odyssey, MSI planet, and Remcom's UAN files, which are compatible with XFdtd and allow users to create user-defined antenna patterns.


Note: Please contact support@remcom.com to inquire about other file format support.