Design and Simulate Phased Arrays with Visual System Simulator

Phased array antenna systems are well-known for their radar and aerospace applications. Based on that rich heritage, phased arrays are now seeing greater use in automotive, satellite, public safety and advanced wireless communications systems. NI AWR Design Environment™ / Visual System Simulator (VSS) supports the design and analysis of phased arrays and their implementation in a system of antenna elements, power divider/combiners, phase shifters, and other typical components. This article shows how VSS can be used to simulate both small and large phased arrays in typical confi gurations.