PCAAD 7.0 – Personal Computer Aided Antenna Design

PCAAD 7.0  is the newest version of the very popular general purpose antenna analysis and design software.

PCAAD 7.0 is a Windows–compatible antenna analysis, modeling, and design  software package. It contains more than 50 routines treating wire antennas, aperture antennas, microstrip antennas, arrays, transmission lines and waveguides, and more. These routines are integrated into a menu–driven, user–friendly system allowing you to quickly evaluate the performance of a wide variety of antenna types. PCAAD 7.0 includes a 120-page printed user manual which describes the use of the software, provides examples for each of the routines, and lists technical references.

Some of the new features in PCAAD Version 7.0 include the following:



PCAAD’s antenna analysis and design capabilities are listed below . . .

Array Antennas

Uniform linear arrays.

Linear subarrays

Uniform rectangular arrays

Uniform circular arrays

Arbitrary planar arrays

Infinite printed dipole array analysis

Linear array pattern synthesis

Grating lobe diagram for planar arrays

Effect of array excitation errors


Aperture Antennas

Line source antenna patterns

Rectangular and circular apertures

E– and H–plane sectoral horns

Pyramidal horn

Corrugated pyramidal horn

Diagonal horn

Conical horn

Corrugated conical horn

Parabolic reflector (approximate)
Symmetric parabolic reflector analysis
Offset parabolic reflector analysis
Spherical reflector analysis
Beam efficiency calculation

Wire Antennas

Dipole antenna analysis

RCS of wire dipole

Horizontal dipole over ground analysis
Vertical dipole over ground analysis

V–dipole antenna analysis

Loop antenna analysis

Yagi array analysis

Finite dipole array analysis

Log–periodic dipole array design

Log–periodic dipole array analysis

General wire antenna analysis

Transmission Lines

Coaxial line analysis

Rectangular waveguide analysis

Standard rectangular waveguide data

Circular waveguide analysis

Microstrip line analysis and design
Stripline analysis and design
Multilayer microstrip line analysis
Multilayer stripline analysis
Coupled microstrip line analysis
Coupled stripline analysis
Multilayer surface waves analysis

Microstrip Antennas

Rectangular probe–fed patch analysis

Rectangular line–fed patch analysis

Rectangular proximity–fed patch analysis

Rectangular aperture coupled patch analysis

Circular probe–fed patch analysis



Communication link loss

Polarization mismatch between antennas

Atmospheric and rain attenuation data

Axial ratio vs. amplitude and phase errors

Antenna noise temperature data

Antenna and microwave calculator



Polar pattern plot

Rectangular pattern plot

3–D pattern plot


PCAAD 7.0 is intended for use by engineers, students, and researchers who need quick solutions to common antenna design and analysis problems. If your work involves antennas, you will find PCAAD 7.0 to be invaluable. PCAAD 7.0 is supplied on a CD, along with a 120-page printed user manual. PCAAD 7.0 is not downloadable. PCAAD 7.0 will run on Windows XP and later Windows versions.

Here is a screen shot of PCAAD 7.0 being used to analyze an offset reflector antenna.

You can view the Help file for PCAAD 7.0 for more details on its capabilities.

A pdf copy of the supplied manual for PCAAD 7.0 can be viewed here.

Some commonly asked questions about the capabilities of PCAAD 7.0 are answered in the FAQs

Price:    $549.00 plus shipping.

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Contact information . . .

Antenna Design Associates, Inc.

55 Teawaddle Hill Road

Leverett, MA 01054  USA

Phone: 413.548.9919

email: info@antennadesignassociates.com