Phased-Array Antenna Simulation for 5G
8am PT / 11am ET
This webinar presents some of the design challenges for incorporating antenna simulations for 5G applications into circuit and system simulators that are automatically coupled by the NI AWR Design Environment platform. System simulators must model phased arrays in order to support 5G and this presentation demonstrates how Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) system simulator provides a phased-array model, enabling designers to input the array’s geometry using either a standard layout pattern or one of their own creation. If desired, the beam pattern of an individual element can be included, instead of an idealized, isotropic source. Furthermore, the system simulator can model the RF components in the phased array so that designers can obtain a realistic performance of the overall system. New capabilities will be highlighted that provide ease of configuration and reduced overhead, as well as shorter design and simulation times.
Steve Tucker is a senior applications consultant at AWR Corporation where he specializes in system and circuit RF and microwave simulation. Before joining AWR in 2009, Steve spent more than 15 years as a technical consultant for Agilent Technologies and 5 years prior to that in a similar role for EEsof. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.