A software solution to help you analyze the design of an antenna using a complex mathematical method in a simple and efficient manner
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.
Reviewed by Alexandru Chirila, last updated on January 27th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Included is a possibility of user's interruption of extensively prolonged processes of calculation, draw plos or optimisation.
- Improved is a behaviour in crytical situations such as emergency close down, memory shortage or external interruption which can occur during calculations. From now on in any (OK, almost any) trouble an usaved file is not lost but can be found as called, temp.maa, instead.
- An image of circle in the "Direction diagram" clause can be corrected by applying of an engine called by a right mouse click at the "V+H" mark.
- There have been added Spanish (by Dimitri Aguero, F4DYT) and Dutch (by Frans Peeters, ON4AZD) user languages.
Application descriptionMMANA-GAL is an antenna-analyzing tool based on the moment method, which was introduced in MININEC. The program provid...