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# Category - Displaying Results

These articles provide guidance on displaying various types of plots (2D, 3D, Smith charts, polar charts) and tables with simulation results.

## Articles

Commands to Display Results. The output data of a simulation can be listed in tables or displayed in graphs. All results are found under the Results menu...
In the AN-SOF main window there is a Results tab, Fig. 1, where a table with the main results for a transmitting antenna is shown: input impedance, VSWR, directivity, gain and efficiency...
Select the Plots tab in the AN-SOF main window to visualize the plots of the main results for a transmitting antenna as a function of frequency.

## Sub Categories

These articles provide guidance on plotting current distribution on wires and displaying lists of current vs. frequency within the AN-SOF software.
Go to Results > Plot Current Distribution in the main menu to display a 3D graph of the current distribution on the structure. This command executes...
Right clicking on a wire shows a pop-up menu. Click on the List Currents command to display the List Currents toolbar, Fig. 1. This toolbar allows us to select a wire segment to see the current flowing through that segment versus frequency...
The following procedure allows us to select a wire segment to tabulate currents versus frequency...
These articles explain how to plot input impedances, reflection coefficients (S11), and VSWR vs. frequency. They also cover displaying Smith charts and configuring the Tuner calculator for impedance matching.
The following procedure allows us to select a segment that has a source to tabulate input impedance versus frequency...
The Tuner Calculator AN-SOF features a tuner calculator that enables impedance matching of an antenna input impedance, an antenna with a feeder already connected to its terminals, or a given custom load. To access the tuner calculator, choose the Tuner tab in the AN-SOF main window (Fig. 1). Here, you can set the tuner parameters […]
The input impedance as a function of frequency can be plotted in a Smith chart by clicking the Smith button in the Input List dialog box...
These articles provide guidance on configuring an antenna feeder, consisting of a feed line and a transformer, within the AN-SOF software.
In the case of a transmitting antenna that has a single feed port, the transmission line used to feed the antenna can be modeled in the Feed Line tabsheet...
After specifying the feed line parameters, the following results will be obtained...
Besides the manufactured cables listed in the “Cable Type” option, the following custom line options can be chosen...
These articles explain how to plot and list load impedances and source internal impedances vs. frequency.
Follow these steps to select a wire segment that has a load and to tabulate the load impedance versus frequency...
Follow these steps to select a wire segment that has a source and to tabulate the source internal impedance versus frequency...
These articles explain how to plot the far-field radiation patterns from an antenna or scattered by obstacles in various forms such as 2D charts, 3D radiation patterns, and polar diagrams. They also cover powers delivered, consumed, and radiated.
The radiation pattern can be shown as a 2D rectangular plot by going to Results > Plot Far-Field Pattern > 2D Rectangular Plot in the main menu. This command displays the Radiation Pattern Cut dialog box...
The far-field can be shown as a 3D plot by going to Results > Plot Far-Field Pattern > 3D Plot in the main menu. This command executes the AN-3D Pattern application...
Far-field frequency spectra are obtained when a simulation is performed by specifying a list of frequencies or a frequency sweep. For each frequency, the far-field is calculated at the several directions given by the zenith (Theta) and azimuth (Phi) angular ranges and...
Go to Results > Power Budget/RCS in the main menu to display the Power Budget dialog box, Fig. 1. The following list of parameters versus frequency will be shown...
Go to Results > Power Budget/RCS in the main menu to display the Radar Cross Section dialog box, Fig. 1. The following list of parameters versus frequency will be shown when an incident field is used as the excitation...
The far field patterns and spectra can be tabulated and exported by going to the following commands in the Results menu...
Understand the difference between Front-to-Rear (F/R) and Front-to-Back (F/B) ratios, key metrics for antenna directivity. Learn how to calculate and interpret these values using AN-SOF software. Improve your antenna designs with this essential knowledge.
These articles describe how to plot the near-field pattern in different coordinate systems and display the near-field spectrum vs. frequency.
Go to Results > Plot Near E-Field Pattern > 3D Plot in the main menu to plot the near electric field as a 3D graph with a color scale. This command executes the AN-3D Pattern application...
Near-field frequency spectra are obtained when a simulation is performed by specifying a list of frequencies or a frequency sweep. For each frequency, the near-field is calculated at those points specified in...
Near field patterns and spectra can be tabulated and exported by going to the following commands in the Results menu...