Phased Array System Toolbox

Transmitter and Receiver Modeling

Phased Array System Toolbox supports a generalized framework for modeling the physical transmission of a waveform, its propagation through the environment, and its ultimate reception. This framework allows for monostatic and bistatic system models. In addition, you can model array elements as part of a platform whose dynamics (initial position and velocity) are user-defined. You can deploy transmitter elements and receiver elements either on a common platform for monostatic modeling or on separate platforms for bistatic modeling. You can also model stationary system geometries by specifying a zero-velocity vector.

Transmitter Modeling

The system toolbox provides tools to model transmitter behavior by specifying parameters such as:

  • Gain
  • Peak power
  • Loss factor
  • Platform motion

Receiver Modeling

You can also model the reception of a signal at the receiver array to accommodate a variety of situations. You can control the receiver array’s behavior using the following attributes:

  • Narrowband or broadband model
  • Far-field or near-field model
  • Array shading
  • Platform motion

After a signal has been received across the array elements, you can configure the receiver front-end model parameters such as:

  • Gain
  • Loss factor
  • Noise bandwidth
  • Noise figure
  • Reference temperature

You can also configure receiver models for either coherent or noncoherent processing.

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