ISM 433MHz Helical Antenna model

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AN-SOF Antenna Simulator Group

Feb 25, 2022, 12:20:35 PMFeb 25
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Small helical antennas for the 433 MHz ISM band are a good example where we need advanced software that has the ability to model: 

* curved wires with exact description of the helix contour

* very close wires, spaced a fraction of the wire radius

* horizontal wires almost touching the ground plane

* bent wires at right angles or less

* short segments, below 0.001 wavelength

* thick wires by means of Exact Kernel instead of thin-wire approximation

AN-SOF includes all these features.

In this example, a perfect ground plane is used to get the input impedance: 48 Ohm, very close to the 50 Ohm of the antenna datasheet. We must subtract 3 dBi from the gain to obtain the gain in free space. It is a simple model, but it coincides very well with reality.

Download ISM 433MHz Helical Antenna model:


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