Antenna patterns

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CloudRF has a large database of 3D antenna pattern templates (Azimuth and Elevation planes) which all users get free access to.
Using a pattern greatly enhances your planning accuracy as it simulates your hardware’s true radiation capability.
You can even upload your own pattern in ADF format. You can source these files from a hardware vendor like Telewave or Kathrein.

If you don’t have a pattern you can use the ‘custom pattern’ tool to build your own by defining beam-widths and gains.

Antenna patterns come in a bewildering variety of formats, often proprietary to a vendor’s product. At CloudRF we prefer the TIA/EIA-804-B standard for antenna patterns which is a text format with a .adf extension. This is compatible with the derived NSMA standard. An example is below:

REVNUM:,TIA/EIA-804-B
COMNT1:,Standard TIA/EIA Antenna Pattern Data
ANTMAN:,RFI Antennas for Bird Technologies Group
MODNUM:,CC806-06 @ 870
DESCR1:,Corporate collinear, 746-870 MHz
DESCR2:,Omnidirectional, 5dBd, 0o Downtilt
DTDATA:,20060213
LOWFRQ:,746
HGHFRQ:,870
GUNITS:,DBD/DBR
MDGAIN:,4.8
AZWIDT:,360
ELWIDT:,17
CONTYP:,7/16 DIN Silver Plated
ATVSWR:,1.5
FRTOBA:,0
ELTILT:,0
MAXPOW:,500
ANTLEN:,1.85
ANTWID:,0.077
ANTWGT:,7.1
PATTYP:,Typical
NOFREQ:,1
PATFRE:,870
NUMCUT:,2
PATCUT:,V
POLARI:,V/V
NUPOIN:,360
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180,0.000
PATCUT:,H
POLARI:,V/V
NUPOIN:,360
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177,-1.091
178,-1.094
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180,-1.096
ENDFIL:,EOF

Patterns by manufacturer

+---------------------------------------------+----------+
| oem                                         | patterns |
+---------------------------------------------+----------+
| ARGUS TECHNOLOGIES PTY. LTD.                |    10677 |
| CommScope                                   |     3000 |
| KATHREINWERKE KG                            |     2384 |
| KATHREIN                                    |     1700 |
| HUAWEI                                      |     1479 |
| MATSING INC.                                |      906 |
| RADIO FREQUENCY SYSTEMS RFS                 |      774 |
| ANDREW AUSTRALIA                            |      762 |
| OEM                                         |      604 |
| DELTEC TELESYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL LTD        |      429 |
| ERICSSON                                    |      412 |
| RF Industries Pty Ltd                       |      277 |
| Telewave Inc.                               |      218 |
| RF INDUSTRIES RFI                           |      208 |
| GENERIC                                     |      180 |
| Ubiquiti                                    |      157 |
| POLAR ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES PTY LTD         |      132 |
| GALTRONICS CORPORATION LTD.                 |      127 |
| AMPHENOL JAYBEAM                            |      117 |
| ZCG SCALAR                                  |      110 |
| Instituto de Telecomunicacoes               |       86 |
| CELWAVE                                     |       85 |
| HILLS                                       |       57 |
| AEA                                         |       55 |
| DECIBEL PRODUCTS                            |       51 |
| Amphenol                                    |       50 |
| BROADRADIO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CO LTD. |       50 |
| Alpha Wireless                              |       47 |
| CERAGON                                     |       39 |
| Sinclair Technologies Inc.                  |       33 |
| NEC                                         |       32 |
| Amphenol Procom                             |       29 |
| WICOMM PTY LTD                              |       28 |
| CANRAD                                      |       28 |
| Cambium Networks                            |       27 |
| RF elements s.r.o.                          |       26 |
| KP Performance                              |       25 |
| COMELIT                                     |       24 |
| JAYBEAM LTD                                 |       23 |
| Alpha Wireless Ltd                          |       23 |
| INNOVATEL TELECOM SOLUTIONS                 |       23 |
| ENERSUS                                     |       20 |
| NOKIA                                       |       19 |
| NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS                      |       18 |
| Radial                                      |       16 |
| CELLMAX TECHNOLOGIES AB                     |       16 |
| ROJONE PTY LTD                              |       16 |
| ANDREW CORPORATION                          |       15 |
| TX RX Systems                               |       14 |
| ALAN DICK  COMPANY LTD                      |       13 |
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