Main Content

Installed Antenna and Large Structures

Antennas on platforms, infinite arrays, and infinite ground planes

Installed antenna analysis involves electrically large structures called platforms. These platforms can be a plane, ship, car etc. Antennas or arrays are installed on these platforms. You can use Antenna Toolbox™ to understand the effects of platform on antenna performance.

Use antenna elements to create infinite arrays, analyze the arrays over the desired range of scan angles, and calculate scan element patterns.


platformCreate platform object for installed antenna setup
installedAntennaInstalled antenna setup
infiniteArrayCreate infinite array of 2-D custom antenna in xy-plane


rcsCalculate and plot monostatic and bistatic radar cross section (RCS) of platform, antenna, or array (Since R2019b)
patternSystemVisualize radiation patterns of multiple antennas installed on platform (Since R2024a)