Create V-dipole antenna
dipoleVee object is a planar V-dipole antenna in the
The width of the dipole is related to the circular cross-section by the equation
d is the diameter of equivalent cylindrical pole
r is the radius of equivalent cylindrical pole
For a given cylinder radius, use the
cylinder2strip utility function to calculate the equivalent width. The
V-dipole antenna is bent around the feed point. The default V-dipole is center-fed and
is in the xy- plane. The feed point of the V-dipole antenna coincides
with the origin.
half-wavelength V-dipole antenna.
dv = dipoleVee
a half-wavelength V-dipole antenna, with additional properties specified by
one or more name-value pair arguments.
dv = dipoleVee(Name,Value)
Name is the
property name and
Value is the corresponding value. You
can specify several name-value pair arguments in any order as
ValueN. Properties not specified retain their default
ArmLength — Length of two arms
[1 1] (default) | two-element vector
Length of two arms, specified as a two-element vector in meters. By default, the arm lengths are chosen for an operating frequency of 75 MHz.
Width — V-dipole arm width
0.1000 (default) | scalar
V-dipole arm width, specified as a scalar in meters.
Dipole width should be less than
Total Arm Length/5
and greater than
Total Arm Length/1001. 
ArmElevation — Angle made by two arms about xy- plane
[45 45] (default) | two-element vector
Angle made by two arms about xy- plane, specified as a two-element vector in degrees.
Conductor — Type of metal material
'PEC' (default) |
Type of the metal used as a conductor, specified as a metal material
object. You can choose any metal from the
MetalCatalog or specify a metal of your choice. For more
metal. For more information on metal conductor meshing, see
m = metal('Copper');
m = metal('Copper'); ant.Conductor =
Load — Lumped elements
[1x1 lumpedElement] (default) | lumped element object
Lumped elements added to the antenna feed, specified as a lumped element
object. For more information, see
lumpedelement is the object for the load created
Tilt — Tilt angle of antenna
0 (default) | scalar | vector
Tilt angle of the antenna in degrees, specified as a scalar or vector. For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
TiltAxis=[0 1 0;0 1 1]
tilts the antenna at 90 degrees about the two axes defined by the
TiltAxis — Tilt axis of antenna
[1 0 0] (default) | three-element vector | 2-by-3 matrix |
Tilt axis of the antenna, specified as one of these values:
Three-element vector of Cartesian coordinates in meters. In this case, each coordinate in the vector starts at the origin and lies along the specified points on the x-, y-, and z-axes.
Two points in space, specified as a 2-by-3 matrix corresponding to two three-element vectors of Cartesian coordinates. In this case, the antenna rotates around the line joining the two points.
"z"to describe a rotation about the x-, y-, or z-axis, respectively.
For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
[0 1 0]
[0 0 0;0 1 0]
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Create V-Dipole Antenna
Create and view a center-fed V-dipole that has 50 degree arm angles.
dv = dipoleVee(ArmElevation=[50 50])
dv = dipoleVee with properties: ArmLength: [1 1] ArmElevation: [50 50] Width: 0.1000 Conductor: [1x1 metal] Tilt: 0 TiltAxis: [1 0 0] Load: [1x1 lumpedElement]
Impedance of V-Dipole Antenna
Calculate the impedance of a V-dipole antenna over the frequency range of 50 MHz - 100 MHz.
dv = dipoleVee('ArmElevation',[50 50]); impedance(dv,linspace(50e6,100e6,51))
 Balanis, C.A. Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design. 3rd Ed. New York: Wiley, 2005.
 Volakis, John. Antenna Engineering Handbook. 4th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Introduced in R2015a