Design and simulate phased array signal processing systems

Phased Array System Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps for the design, simulation, and analysis of sensor array systems in radar, sonar, wireless communications, and medical imaging applications. The system toolbox includes pulsed and continuous waveforms and signal processing algorithms for beamforming, matched filtering, direction of arrival (DOA) estimation, and target detection. It also includes models for transmitters and receivers, propagation, targets, jammers, and clutter.

The system toolbox lets you model the dynamics of ground-based, airborne, or ship-borne multifunction radar systems with moving targets and platforms. You can design end-to-end phased array systems and analyze their performance under different scenarios using synthetic or acquired data. The toolbox apps let you explore the characteristics of sensor arrays and waveforms and perform link budget analysis. In-product examples provide a starting point for implementing custom phased array systems.

Toolbox algorithms are available as MATLAB® System objects™ and Simulink® blocks.


Beamforming and Direction of Arrival (DOA) Estimation

Suppress interferences and avoid self-nulling with adaptive beamformers.

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Waveform Design and Analysis

Define the parameters of constant frequency (PCW), frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW), and multiple frequency-shift keying (MFSK) waveforms.

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Phased Array Design and Analysis

Model and analyze the behavior of active or passive electronically scanned arrays (AESA or PESA) with arbitrary geometries.

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Detection, Range, and Doppler Estimation

Compute and visualize receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves for signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) levels or probabilities of false alarm.

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Scene Generation

Use models for polarized point target reflectors defined by the radar cross section (RCS).

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Wireless Communications Design Solutions

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Phased Array System Toolbox apps enable you to quickly access common tasks through an interactive interface.

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Phased Array System Toolbox requires: DSP System Toolbox, Signal Processing Toolbox, MATLAB

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