MMANA-GAL is a tool developed to help you analyze antennas using the Moment Method. With it you are able to apply the mathematical model and solve electromagnetic field problems that cause radiation and impedance.
If you are familiar with what the Moment Method consists of, then you can easily make sense of the application’s interface, because you already know what each parameter field is for. Otherwise, it’s a good idea to consult the manual.
MMANA-GAL offers you a table that is used for antenna customization in which you define the characteristics of the device such as wire dimension, sources and loads. You insert the calculation data into the table as you would in Microsoft Excel by simply clicking in the box, typing in the value and hitting the Enter key. Besides wire definition, you can also configure the feeding points, loads or lumped-constants and assign pulses.
MMANA-GAL offers you the chance to view the antenna that you’re working on. You can explore its frame in a 3D manner by using your mouse to rotate it on any axis. It’s also possible to zoom in on the antenna and even select a custom wire. While you are in view mode, you can export the preview as an image along with a table that contains the relevant parameters of its design.
With all the correct data inserted, the results for the analysis are a click away. Once the application finishes the calculation, the results are displayed in table along with a field plot. The plots show you the beam pattern in both vertical and horizontal planes. You also get a 3D pattern for the signal which can be displayed for both the planes simultaneously or one at a time.
With the above to consider and much more to discover, MMANA-GAL is by all means a practical and handy tool to have around when you need to analyze and optimize antennas.