Simple Blade

This section explains how to create a simple blade.

When the option is selected, the following panel and a previsualization of the antenna with the parameters on the panel are displayed.

Figure 1. Simple Blade Panel
  • Position: sets the Cartesian coordinates for the position of the antenna. For the antenna, the user can select the position with the mouse, selecting the "Pick" check box and clicking any point in the geometry panel.
  • Dimensions: sets the height (h) and the width (w) of the antenna, the lower angles of the blade (Angle1 and Angle2), and the dimensions of the coaxial feed the height (fh), the base width (wb), the top width (wt) and the depth (fd).

For each modification on parameters panel, this previsualization will be updated for the new parameters.

Figure 2. Simple Blade previsualization

Clicking on 'Add' button, the current previsualization turns on the final visualization for the antenna with a red dashed line for the coaxial feed.

Note that this antenna should be placed on a metallic ground plane to provide a good performance as shown in the below figure. The ground plane surface must be attached below the antenna, with no gap between them.

Figure 3. Simple Blade with ground plane visualization