Simulation and Analysis of the Radiation Pattern of Microstrip Patch-Type Array Antenna by Moment Method

This paper presents the results of a research project aimed at studying the behavior of the radiation pattern of a patch array antenna through computer simulations. In this sense, is present the basic guidelines for design, implementation and preliminary simulation of different antenna prototypes through an algorithm simulator developed in MATLAB ® environment. Comparative studies of the simulation values are performed with the software LVDAM-ANT® which relate simulation data with actual experimental values.

The results obtained demonstrate the efficiency of the simulation algorithm developed to underpin the study presented in this paper.