Create circular loop antenna
loopCircular object is a planar circular loop antenna
on the xy- plane.
The thickness of the loop is related to the diameter of an equivalent cylinder loop by the equation
d is the diameter of equivalent cylindrical loop
r is the radius of equivalent cylindrical loop
For a given cylinder radius, use the
cylinder2strip utility function to calculate the equivalent width. The
default circular loop antenna is fed at the positive x-axis. The
point of the x-axis is at the midpoint of the inner and outer radii.
creates a one
wavelength circular loop antenna in the X-Y plane. By default, the
circumference is chosen for the operating frequency 75 MHz.
lc = loopCircular
creates a one wavelength circular loop antenna, with additional properties
specified by one, or more name-value pair arguments.
lc = loopCircular(Name,Value)
is the property name and
Value is the corresponding
value. You can specify several name-value pair arguments in any order as
ValueN. Properties not specified retain their default
Radius — Outer radius of loop
0.6366 (default) | scalar
Outer radius of loop, specified as a scalar in meters.
Thickness — Thickness of loop
0.0200 (default) | scalar
Thickness of loop, specified as a scalar in meters.
Conductor — Type of metal material
'PEC' (default) |
Type of the metal used as a conductor, specified as a metal material
object. You can choose any metal from the
MetalCatalog or specify a metal of your choice. For more
metal. For more information on metal conductor meshing, see
m = metal('Copper');
m = metal('Copper'); ant.Conductor =
Load — Lumped elements
[1x1 lumpedElement] (default) | lumped element object
Lumped elements added to the antenna feed, specified as a lumped element
object. For more information, see
lumpedelement is the object for the load created
Tilt — Tilt angle of antenna
0 (default) | scalar | vector
Tilt angle of the antenna in degrees, specified as a scalar or vector. For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
TiltAxis=[0 1 0;0 1 1]
tilts the antenna at 90 degrees about the two axes defined by the
TiltAxis — Tilt axis of antenna
[1 0 0] (default) | three-element vector | 2-by-3 matrix |
Tilt axis of the antenna, specified as one of these values:
Three-element vector of Cartesian coordinates in meters. In this case, each coordinate in the vector starts at the origin and lies along the specified points on the x-, y-, and z-axes.
Two points in space, specified as a 2-by-3 matrix corresponding to two three-element vectors of Cartesian coordinates. In this case, the antenna rotates around the line joining the two points.
"z"to describe a rotation about the x-, y-, or z-axis, respectively.
For more information, see Rotate Antennas and Arrays.
[0 1 0]
[0 0 0;0 1 0]
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Create and View Circular Loop Antenna
Create and view a circular loop with 0.65 m radius and 0.01 m thickness.
c = loopCircular('Radius',0.64,'Thickness',0.03); show(c)
Impedance of Circular Loop Antenna
Calculate the impedance of a circular loop antenna over a frequency range of 70MHz-90MHz.
c = loopCircular('Radius',0.64,'Thickness',0.03); impedance(c,linspace(70e6,90e6,31))
 Balanis, C.A. Antenna Theory. Analysis and Design, 3rd Ed. New York: Wiley, 2005.
Introduced in R2015a