Phased Array System Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps in MATLAB® and Simulink® for designing and simulating sensor array and beamforming systems in wireless communication, radar, sonar, and acoustic applications. You can model and analyze the behavior of active and passive arrays, including subarrays and arbitrary geometries. You can also generate C code from the functions in the toolbox.
For 5G and LTE cellular, SATCOM, and WLAN communications systems, you can design multibeam and electronically steerable antennas. The toolbox includes algorithms for simulating hybrid and full digital beamforming architectures for massive MIMO and millimeter wave systems. You can simulate multipath fading environments to test the performance of beamforming antenna arrays.
For radar, sonar, and acoustic system design, the toolbox includes algorithms for beamforming, space-time adaptive processing (STAP), direction of arrival (DOA) estimation, matched filtering, and image formation. The toolbox also provides continuous and pulsed waveforms that you can use to generate simulation test signals and simulate target echoes and interferences.
Phased Array Design and Analysis
Model and analyze the behavior of active or passive electronically scanned arrays (AESA or PESA), including the array geometry, subarrays, custom antenna elements, polarization, and perturbed elements.
Beamforming and DOA Estimation
Model narrowband and broadband digital beamforming algorithms. Suppress interferences with adaptive beamformers. Use STAP techniques to remove clutter. Estimate DOA of incident signals. Simulate nearfield beamforming with spherical wavefronts.
Waveform Design and Signal Synthesis
Design pulsed waveforms, continuous waveforms, and matched filters. Analyze waveform ambiguity functions. Synthesize baseband IQ data for signals and target returns for monostatic and bistatic arrays.
MIMO Wireless Communications
Model multibeam and electronically steerable antennas for MIMO communication systems. Partition beamforming architectures into baseband and RF subsystems.
Radar and EW Systems
Simulate radar and EW signal processing systems. Model radar frequency agility to counter jamming and interference. Extract waveform parameters and classify received signals.
Sonar and Spatial Audio
Model sonar systems from source to receiver including the effects of target reflection, multipath propagation, and noise interference. Simulate beamforming for spatial audio systems.
Detection, Range, and Doppler Estimation
Perform matched filtering, stretch processing, pulse compression, pulse integration, range and Doppler estimation, and constant false alarm rate (CFAR) detection.
Algorithm Acceleration and Code Generation
Speed up simulations and applications with generated C/C++, or with dataflow domains in Simulink. Follow reference workflows to generate HDL code from Simulink models.
“Hybrid beamforming system design for 5G massive MIMO arrays using MATLAB, Phased Array System Toolbox, and 5G Toolbox helped us in evaluating various hardware options as well as their performance in realistic 5G scenarios.”Ganesan Thiagarajan, MMRFIC Technology Private Limited
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