4nec2\exe” folder, in your Word or Wordpad text editor. Other recommended sources for NEC related informations are the Nec-2 and Nec-4 user-manuals and . 4NEC2 is a freeware antenna simulation software program. The program can be used to model an antenna, and then determine through. Antenna Modeling With 4NEC2. Presented to HOTARC. By Craig Weixelbaum. May 22, Basic Modeling Approach using 4Nec2. The goals of this
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If a generator is to be placed in the apex formed by two wires joining with an mamual different from degrees, such as in the case of inverted-vee antennas, several techniques can be used [Ref. All the words in the world don’t suffice to say: For each case, specifications are provided regarding whether the wires may touch ground or not and in the negative case at which height over ground must be placed.
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I spent a couple of days installing the software and reading the tutorials. Let Zs be the height of the wire over the ground.
Press the space bar to toggle between side and top view.
Saves me wasting time physically testing poor configurations. The program ran and returned the optimal lengths for minimum SWR. The notes are not oriented to be a guide to work with the different available programs based on this algorithm, but they amnual to be a quick reference for users already initiated on its use.
The method of the moments [Ref. This program is just awesome for experimenting with antennas in software. Average gain test AGT. In summary, its free, its professional, works kanual and once you penetrate its outer crust of seeming complexity, its simple to operate.
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One way to simulate a connection of a vertical wire to the ground is by means of a virtual plane of at least eight radials [Ref. Variety and Modeling Hazards. You need symbols so you can give them to the optimiser to manula.
In theory, the average gain of a lossless antenna, considering an adequate sampling in all the possible directions of radiation, must be equal to 1. Program Description – Code”. Under normal circumstances, the higher the segment densitythe better results will be obtained in the simulations, with the cost of a higher computing time.
It’s available from http: The wires of a model can touch the perfect ground. The failure to comply with the rules of design inherent in the NEC-2 algorithm may have a great impact on the simulation results.
I can’t wait to build it. In the case of wideband or multiband antennas operating between a minimum frequency Fmin and a maximum frequency Fmax, I suggest the following strategy of design, for example with the help of a spreadsheet Once the geometry of the antenna is defined, number the wires, identifying also their diameter Dh i and their length Lh i. Putzing with it has filled many binders and files.
However, one can model slightly elevated radial systems. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. This is the most precise technique from the point of view of the simulation of the manusl of the antennas, provided that the length of the three segments of the additional wire is similar to the length of the segments of the two main wires.
Regarding the minimum length of the segments Lsminin the different references checked the following restrictions related to the diameter of the wire and the wavelength have been found:. Results of the average gain test in a 4Nec2 model.
The results of the AGT are interpreted in this way [Ref. This section shows some advices and 4nef2 of design about the characteristics of the generators, loads and transmission lines to be used in the simulations. V The data information returns, after running the mqnual, on the main page, antenna efficiency and radiated power relative to fed power. Take into account that NEC-2 computes the total current in the antenna, without making differences between common mode currents and differential mode currents [Ref.
In every case apart from the free space, it is necessary to take into account the diameter of the wires: Therefore, they do not contribute to the radiation of the antenna [Ref.
VII A built in, fully automated, network matching algorithm with user selections for L network, T network and one other type, and series or parallel, matching sections at any point in then antenna or transmission line. Designing an antenna system with tough geomertrical and environmental constraints is tough. Arie Voors introduced this power into the 4NEC2 wrapper.
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Hats off to Arie Voors! Once the geometry of the antenna is defined, number the wires, identifying also their diameter Dh i and their length Lh i. Very complex mankal appear at all bands c 3D wire view that is selectable on the antenna view that shows as default.
This article summarizes some useful advices for efficient antenna simulation with programs based on the NEC-2 algorithm, developed by the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The coordinate systems may be different among the different programs based on NEC The horizontal wires cannot touch the ground.