Phased Array System Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps for the design, simulation, and analysis of sensor array systems in radar, wireless communication, EW, sonar, and medical imaging applications. You can design phased array systems and analyze their performance under different scenarios using synthetic or acquired data. Toolbox apps let you explore the characteristics of sensor arrays and waveforms and perform link budget analysis. In-product examples provide a starting point for implementing a full range of phased array multifunction systems that require frequency, PRF, waveform, and beam pattern agility.
For radar, sonar, and EW system design, the toolbox lets you model dynamics and targets for ground-based, airborne, ship-borne, submarine, and automotive systems. It includes pulsed and continuous waveforms and signal processing algorithms for beamforming, matched filtering, direction of arrival (DOA) estimation, and target detection. The toolbox also includes models for transmitters and receivers, propagation channels, targets, jammers, and clutter.
For 5G, LTE, and WLAN wireless communications system design, the toolbox enables you to incorporate antenna arrays and beamforming algorithms into system-level simulation models. It includes capabilities for designing and analyzing array geometries and subarray configurations, and provides array processing algorithms for conventional and hybrid beamforming, DOA estimation, and spatial multiplexing.
Visualize a four-element ULA with cardioid microphone elements.
Perform conventional time-delay beamforming with 10-element ULA
Plot responses of a microphone element and an array of microphone elements.
Antennas and microphones in conformal arrays can be placed anywhere in three dimensions.
Use beamscan to estimate directions of arrival of signals.
Solve the radar equation for peak power, range, and SNR in monostatic and bistatic configurations.
LFM pulse waveforms increase time-bandwidth product and improve target detection.
This section provides an introduction to the end-to-end radar simulation.
The basic toolbox workflow is applied to a monostatic radar system consisting of a single antenna.
Phased Array Systems
This section introduces the concept of baseband signals and defines the local and global coordinate systems used in the toolbox.
Phased Array System Toolbox uses the International System of Units.