## Documentation ¶

### Overview ¶

Package necpp is a Go wrapper around libnecpp, which is a C library for nec++, which is a C++ rewrite of nec2c, which is itself a C rewrite/translation of the original FORTRAN code for NEC2, an antenna modelling package.

#### Installation ¶

This package requires nec++ to be installed. On Linux, it's often found in the distribution packages. Otherwise, and on other Unix-y OSes, it should build per the instructions in the necpp library.

Installing nec++ on Mac OS X is likely to be more difficult, because clang gets unhappy about some of the Fortranisms still creeping around in the code. Even when that's cleared up by applying a couple of the pull requests on the github page, you still need to configure nec++ with the `--without-lapack` option. A procudure for installing necpp smoothly is in the works.

This package should be able to build on Windows, assuming you've been able to build nec++ with the instructions for Windows on the github page.

After that's installed, go-libnecpp can be installed with the usual 'go get'.

#### Groups of Methods ¶

The methods in this library can be grouped into a few general groups - antenna geometry, antenna environment, simulation output, output analysis, and initialization/cleanup type methods. While they are grouped together in the source, godoc rearranges them into alphabetical order.

The groupings of methods in this library are:

#### Initialization and Cleanup ¶

New(), Delete()

#### Antenna Geometry ¶

Wire(), SpCard(), ScCard(), GmCard(), GxCard(), GeometryComplete()

#### Antenna Environment ¶

MediumParameters(), GnCard(), FrCard(), EkCard(), LdCard(), ExCard(), ExcitationVoltage(), ExcitationCurrent(), ExcitationPlanewave(), TlCard(), NtCard(), XqCard(), GdCard()

#### Simulation Output ¶

RpCard(), PtCard(), PqCard(), KhCard(), NeCard(), NhCard(), CpCard(), PlCard()

#### Output Analysis ¶

Gain(), GainMax(), GainMin(), GainMean(), GainRhcpMax(), GainRhcpMin(), GainRhcpMean(), GainRhcpSd(), GainLhcpMax(), GainLhcpMin(), GainLhcpMean(), GainLhcpSd()

#### Documentation ¶

• nec++'s github page can be found at https://github.com/tmolteno/necpp/.

• The nec++ documentation at http://tmolteno.github.io/necpp/

• Neoklis Kyriazis' website at http://www.qsl.net/5b4az/, which includes the homepage for nec2c.

• The user's manual for NEC2 at http://www.nec2.org/part_3/toc.html. This manual may make some of the more obscure portions of the documentation taken from nec++ more clear.

The godocs for this package have brought over the documentation for libnecpp.h from nec++, adapted somewhat to fit the golang wrapper functions better. Some functions were not documented there, and have not been documented here yet either. The NEC2 user manual may shed light on what a particular method does and what values should be used with it. As time permits, the missing method documentation from the NEC2 user manual will be added to the documentation here, and some of the variables will likely get more meaningful names as their functions become more clear.

Being a Go wrapper around a C interface for a C++ rewrite of a C rewrite of a FORTRAN program, there's some weirdness and not entirely Go customs compliant bits creeping around.

### Index ¶

- Constants
- Variables
- type Excitation
- type ExecutionOption
- type FrequencyRange
- type GeoGroundPlaneFlag
- type GroundTypeFlag
- type NecppCtx
- func (n *NecppCtx) CpCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) Delete() error
- func (n *NecppCtx) EkCard(itmp1 WireKernel) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) ExCard(extype Excitation, i2 int, i3 int, i4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) ExcitationCurrent(x float64, y float64, z float64, a float64, beta float64, moment float64) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) ExcitationPlanewave(nTheta int, nPhi int, theta float64, phi float64, eta float64, dTheta float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) ExcitationVoltage(tag int, segment int, voltageExcitation complex128) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) FrCard(inIfrq FrequencyRange, inNfrq int, inFreqMhz float64, inDelFreq float64) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) Gain(freqIndex int, thetaIndex int, phiIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainLhcpMax(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainLhcpMean(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainLhcpMin(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainLhcpSd(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainMax(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainMean(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainMin(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainRhcpMax(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainRhcpMean(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainRhcpMin(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainRhcpSd(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GainSd(freqIndex int) (float64, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) GdCard(tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, tmp3 float64, tmp4 float64) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) GeometryComplete(gpflag GeoGroundPlaneFlag) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) GmCard(itsi int, nrpt int, rox float64, roy float64, roz float64, xs float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) GnCard(iperf GroundTypeFlag, nradl int, epse float64, sig float64, tmp3 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) GxCard(i1 int, i2 int) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) Impedance(freqIndex int) (complex128, error)
- func (n *NecppCtx) KhCard(tmp1 float64) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) LdCard(ldtype int, ldtag int, ldtagf int, ldtagt int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) MediumParameters(permittivity float64, permeability float64) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) NeCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) NhCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) NtCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) PlCard(ploutputFilename string, itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) PqCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) PtCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) RpCard(calcMode RpCalcMode, nTheta int, nPhi int, outputFormat RpOutputFormat, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) ScCard(i2 int, x3 float64, y3 float64, z3 float64, x4 float64, y4 float64, z4 float64) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) SpCard(ns PatchType, x1 float64, y1 float64, z1 float64, x2 float64, y2 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) TlCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) Wire(tagId int, segmentCount int, xw1 float64, yw1 float64, zw1 float64, ...) error
- func (n *NecppCtx) XqCard(itmp1 ExecutionOption) error

- type PatchType
- type RpAveraging
- type RpCalcMode
- type RpGain
- type RpNormalization
- type RpOutputFormat
- type WireKernel

### Constants ¶

`const GainErrno float64 = -999.0`

GainErrno is the number returned by the Gain* functions when no radiation pattern was previously requested.

### Variables ¶

`var ErrNoPatternRequested = errors.New("no radiation pattern previously requested")`

### Functions ¶

This section is empty.

### Types ¶

#### type Excitation ¶

type Excitation int

Excitation sets the type of excitation for ExCard

const ( VoltageApplied Excitation = iota // voltage source (applied-E-field source) IncidentLinear // incident plane wave, linear polarization. IncidentRightHand // incident plane wave, right-hand (thumb along the incident k vector) elliptic polarization. IncidentLeftHand // incident plane wave, left-hand elliptic polarization. Elementary // elementary current source VoltageSlope // voltage source (current-slope-discontinuity) )

#### type ExecutionOption ¶

type ExecutionOption int

ExecutionOption control the generation of radiation patterns with XqCard()

Options for radiation patterns:

• NoPattern - no patterns requested (the normal case).

• XZPlane - generates a pattern cut in the XZ plane, i.e., phi = 0 degrees and theta varies from 0 degrees to 90 degrees in 1 degree steps.

• YZPlane - generates a pattern cut in the YZ plane, i.e., phi = 90 degrees theta varies from 0 degrees to 90 degrees in 1 degree steps.

• BothPlane - generates both of the cuts described for XZPlane and YZPlane.

const ( NoPattern ExecutionOption = iota XZPlane YZPlane BothPlane )

#### type FrequencyRange ¶

type FrequencyRange int

FrequencyRange is used to set the type of frequency range for FR cards.

const ( Linear FrequencyRange = iota // a linear range Logarithmic // a logarithmic range )

#### type GeoGroundPlaneFlag ¶

type GeoGroundPlaneFlag int

GeoGroundPlaneFlag is used to indicate the type of ground plane to use with the antenna when indicating the geometry is complete.

The types of ground plane to use are:

• NoGroundPlane - no ground plane is present. (Fairly self-explanatory.)

• CurrentExpansionModified - Structure symmetry is modified as required, and the current expansion is modified so that the currents and segments touching the ground (x, Y plane) are interpolated to their images below the ground (charge at base is zero)

• CurrentExpansionUnmodified - indicates a ground is present. Structure symmetry is modified as required. Current expansion, however, is not modified, Thus, currents on segments touching the ground will go to zero at the ground.

const ( CurrentExpansionUnmodified GeoGroundPlaneFlag = iota - 1 NoGroundPlane CurrentExpansionModified MooMoo )

#### type GroundTypeFlag ¶

type GroundTypeFlag int

GroundTypeFlag indicates the general type of ground for the antenna.

The flags for ground types are:

• Nullified - Nullifies ground parameters previously used and sets free-space condition. The remainder of the parameters are ignored in this case.

• Finite - Finite ground, reflection coefficient approximation.

• Perfect - Perfectly conducting ground.

• FiniteSomNorton - Finite ground, Sommerfeld/Norton method.

const ( Nullified GroundTypeFlag = iota - 1 Finite Perfect FiniteSomNorton )

#### type NecppCtx ¶

```
type NecppCtx struct {
// contains filtered or unexported fields
}
```

NecppCtx is the nec context, and contains the libnecpp nec_context struct within itself.

#### func New ¶

New creates a new NEC context object, which contains the nec_context struct pointer from libnecpp. After it's done being used, call Delete() to free the struct.

#### func (*NecppCtx) Delete ¶

Delete frees the nec_context struct. Call this after you're finished simulating the antenna.

#### func (*NecppCtx) EkCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) EkCard(itmp1 WireKernel) error

EkCard controls the use of the external thin-wire kernel approximation.

#### func (*NecppCtx) ExCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) ExCard(extype Excitation, i2 int, i3 int, i4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, tmp3 float64, tmp4 float64, tmp5 float64, tmp6 float64) error

ExCard applies a source of excitation to the antenna, making an EX card.

Parameters:

extype - one of the Excitation constants - VoltageApplied, IncidentLinear, IncidentLeftHand, IncidentRightHand, Elementary, or VoltageSlope i2 - Tag number the source segment. This tag number along with the number to be given in (i3), which identifies the position of the segment in a set of equal tag numbers, uniquely definer the source segment. A 0 in field i2 implies that the Source segment will be identified by using the absolute segment number in the next field (i3). i3 - Equal to m, specifies the mth segment of the set of segments whose tag numbers are equal to the number set by the previous parameter. If the previous parameter is zero, the number in (i3) must be the absolute segment number of the source. i4 - Meaning Depends on the extype parameter. See http://www.nec2.org/part_3/cards/ex.html

The meaning of the floating point parameter depends on the excitation type. See http://www.nec2.org/part_3/cards/ex.html for more details.

Simpler versions of the function are provided for common uses. These are ExcitationVoltage, ExcitationCurrent, and ExcitationPlanewave.

#### func (*NecppCtx) ExcitationCurrent ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) ExcitationCurrent(x float64, y float64, z float64, a float64, beta float64, moment float64) error

ExcitationCurrent makes a current source excitation for the antenna. It is one of the simpler versions of ExCard().

Parameters:

x - X position in meters. y - Y position in meters. z - Z position in meters. a - a in degrees. a is the angle the current source makes with the XY plane as illustrated on figure 15. beta - beta in degrees. beta is the angle the projection of the current source on the XY plane makes with the X axis. moment - "Current moment" of the source. This parameter is equal to the product Il in amp meters.

Only one incident plane wave or one elementary current source is allowed at a time. Also plane-wave or current-source excitation is not allowed with voltage sources. If the excitation types are mixed, the program will use the last excitation type encountered.

#### func (*NecppCtx) ExcitationPlanewave ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) ExcitationPlanewave(nTheta int, nPhi int, theta float64, phi float64, eta float64, dTheta float64, dPhi float64, polRatio float64) error

ExcitationPlanewave makes a linear polarized planewave excitation source. It is one of the simpler versions of ExCard().

Parameters:

nTheta - Number of theta angles desired for the incident plane wave . nPhi - Number of phi angles desired for the incident plane wave. theta - Theta in degrees. Theta 19 defined in standard spherical coordinates as illustrated phi - Phi in degrees. Phi is the standard spherical angle defined lned in the XY plane. eta - Eta in degrees. Eta is the polarization angle defined as the angle between the theta unit vector and the direction of the electric field for linear polarization or the major ellipse axis for elliptical polarization. dTheta - Theta angle stepping increment in degrees. dPhi - Phi angle stepping increment in degrees. polRatio - Ratio of minor axis to major axis for elliptic polarization (major axis field strength - 1 V/m).

Only one incident plane wave or one elementary current source is allowed at a time. Also plane-wave or current-source excitation is not allowed with voltage sources. If the excitation types are mixed, the program will use the last excitation type encountered.

#### func (*NecppCtx) ExcitationVoltage ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) ExcitationVoltage(tag int, segment int, voltageExcitation complex128) error

ExcitationVoltage makes a voltage source excitation source for the antenna. It is one of the simpler versions of ExCard().

Parameters:

tag - Tag number of the source segment. This tag number along with the number to be given in (segment), which identifies the position of the segment in a set of equal tag numbers, uniquely definer the source segment. A zero in field (tag) implies that the Source segment will be identified by using the absolute segment number in the next field (segment). segment - Equal to m, specifies the mth segment of the set of segments whose tag numbers are equal to the number set by the previous parameter. If the previous parameter is zero, the number in (segment) must be the absolute segment number of the source. voltageExcitation - a complex128 number representing the voltage excitation.

Only one incident plane wave or one elementary current source is allowed at a time. Also plane-wave or current-source excitation is not allowed with voltage sources. If the excitation types are mixed, the program will use the last excitation type encountered.

#### func (*NecppCtx) FrCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) FrCard(inIfrq FrequencyRange, inNfrq int, inFreqMhz float64, inDelFreq float64) error

FrCard makes a FR Card for frequency ranges.

Parameters:

inIfrq - a FrequencyRange constant, Linear or Logarithmic, for linear or logarithmic range of frequencies. inNfreq - the number of frequencies inFreqMhz - the starting frequency in MHz. inDelFreq - the frequency step in MHz (for inIfreq == Linear)

#### func (*NecppCtx) Gain ¶

Gain gets the gain from a radiation pattern.

Parameters:

freqIndex - The rp_card frequency index. If this parameter is 0, then the first simulation results are used. Subsequent simulations will store their results at higher indices. thetaIndex - The theta index (starting at zero) of the radiation pattern phiIndex - The phi index (starting at zero) of the radiation pattern

This method returns the gain in db, or -999.0 and an error if no radiation pattern had been previously requested.

This function requires a previous RpCard() method to have been called (with the gain normalization set to TotalNormalized).

#### func (*NecppCtx) GainMax ¶

GainMax gets the maximum gain from a radiation pattern.

Parameters:

freqIndex - The rp_card frequency index. If this parameter is 0, then the first simulation results are used. Subsequent simulations will store their results at higher indices.

This method returns the gain in db, or -999.0 and an error if no radiation pattern had been previously requested.

This function requires a previous RpCard() method to have been called (with the gain normalization set to TotalNormalized).

#### func (*NecppCtx) GainMean ¶

GainMean gets the mean gain from a radiation pattern.

Parameters:

freqIndex - The rp_card frequency index. If this parameter is 0, then the first simulation results are used. Subsequent simulations will store their results at higher indices.

This method returns the gain in db, or -999.0 and an error if no radiation pattern had been previously requested.

This function requires a previous RpCard() method to have been called (with the gain normalization set to TotalNormalized).

#### func (*NecppCtx) GainMin ¶

GainMin gets the minimum gain from a radiation pattern.

Parameters:

freqIndex - The rp_card frequency index. If this parameter is 0, then the first simulation results are used. Subsequent simulations will store their results at higher indices.

#### func (*NecppCtx) GainSd ¶

GainSd gets the standard deviation of the gain from a radiation pattern.

Parameters:

#### func (*NecppCtx) GeometryComplete ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) GeometryComplete(gpflag GeoGroundPlaneFlag) error

GeometryComplete indicates the antenna geometry is complete - makes a GE card. See GeoGroundPlaneFlag for details on that parameter.

#### func (*NecppCtx) GmCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) GmCard(itsi int, nrpt int, rox float64, roy float64, roz float64, xs float64, ys float64, zs float64, its int) error

GmCard makes a GM card for Coordinate Transformation

Parameters:

itsi Tag number increment. nprt The number of new Structures to be generated rox Angle in degrees through which the structure is rotated about the X-axis. A positive angle causes a right-hand rotation. roy Angle of rotation about Y-axis. roz Angle of rotation about Z-axis. xs X, Y. Z components of vector by which ys structure is translated with respect to zs the coordinate system. its This number is input as a decimal number but is rounded to an integer before use. Tag numbers are searched sequentially until a segment having a tag of this segment through the end of the sequence of segments is moved by the card. If ITS is zero the entire structure is moved.

#### func (*NecppCtx) GnCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) GnCard(iperf GroundTypeFlag, nradl int, epse float64, sig float64, tmp3 float64, tmp4 float64, tmp5 float64, tmp6 float64) error

GnCard makes a ground card.

Examples (TODO: check these examples out more - not sure if they're quite right)

- Infinite ground plane n.GnCard(Perfect, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
- Radial Wire Ground Plane (4 wires, 2 meters long, 5mm in radius) n.GnCard(Perfect, 4, 0.0, 0.0, 2.0, 0.005, 0.0, 0.0)

Parameters (some - not all were detailed in the upstream documentation)

iperf - Ground type flag. See the GroundTypeFlag constants for what goes here. nradl - Number of radial wires in the ground screen approximation, O implies no ground screen. epse - Relative dielectric constant for ground in the vicinity of the antenna. Zero in the case of perfect ground. sig - Conductivity in mhos/meter of the ground in the vicinity of the antenna. Use zero in the case of a perfect ground. If SIG is input as a negative number, the complex dielectric constant Ec = Er -j sigma/omega epsilon is set to EPSR - |SIG|.

#### func (*NecppCtx) GxCard ¶

GxCard creates a GX card for Reflection in coordinate Planes.

Parameters: i1 - Tag number increment. i2 - This integer is divided into three independent digits, in columns 8, 9, and 10 of the card, which control reflection in the three orthogonal coordinate planes. A one in column 8 causes reflection along the X-axis (reflection in Y, Z plane); a one in column 9 causes reflection along the Y-axis; and a one in column 10 causes reflection along the Z axis. A zero or blank in any of these columns causes the corres- ponding reflection to be skipped.

Any combination of reflections along the X, Y and Z axes may be used. For example, 101 for i2 will cause reflection along axes X and Z, and 111 will cause reflection along axes X, Y and Z. When combinations of reflections are requested, the reflections are done in reverse alphabetical order. That is, if a structure is generated in a single octant of space and a GX card is then read with i2 equal to 111, the structure is first reflected along the Z-axis; the structure and its image are then reflected along the Y-axis; and, finally, these four structures are reflected along the X-axis to fill all octants. This order determines the position of a segment in the sequence and, hence, the absolute segment numbers.

The tag increment i1 is used to avoid duplication of tag numbers in the image segments. All valid tags on the original structure are incremented by i1 on the image. When combinations of reflections are employed, the tag increment is doubled after each reflection. Thus, a tag increment greater than or equal to the largest tag an the original structure will ensure that no duplicate tags are generated. For example, if tags from 1 to 100 are used on the original structure with i2 equal to 011 and a tag increment of 100, the first reflection, along the Z-axis, will produce tags from 101 to 200; and the second reflection, along the Y-axis, will produce tags rom 201 to 400, as a result of the increment being doubled to 200.

#### func (*NecppCtx) Impedance ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) Impedance(freqIndex int) (complex128, error)

Impedance gets the impedance of the antenna. It returns a complex128 number, and takes the place of two separate C library functions that returned the real and imaginary portions of the impedance, respectively.

#### func (*NecppCtx) LdCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) LdCard(ldtype int, ldtag int, ldtagf int, ldtagt int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, tmp3 float64) error

LdCard - loading.

Parameters:

ldtyp - Type of loading (5 = segment conductivity) ldtag - Tag (zero for absolute segment numbers, or in conjunction with 0 for next parameter, for all segments) ldtagf - Equal to m specifies the mth segment of the set of segments whose tag numbers equal the tag number specified in the previous parameter. If the previous parameter (LDTAG) is zero, LDTAGF then specifies an absolute segment number. If both LDTAG and LDTAGF are zero, all segments will be loaded. ldtagt - Equal to n specifies the nth segment of the set of segments whose tag numbers equal the tag number specified in the parameter LDTAG. This parameter must be greater than or equal to the previous parameter. The loading specified is applied to each of the mth through nth segments of the set of segments having tags equal to LDTAG. Again if LDTAG is zero, these parameters refer to absolute segment numbers. If LDTAGT is left blank, it is set equal to the previous parameter (LDTAGF). tmp1 Resistance in Ohms, OR (A) Ohms per meter, OR (B) Resistance. OR (C) Conductivity (ldtyp=5) tmp2 IND., HENRY, OR (A) HY/LENGTH OR (B) REACT. OR (C) Set to 0.0 tmp3 CAP,. FARAD, OR (A,B) BLANK (set to 0.0)

#### func (*NecppCtx) MediumParameters ¶

MediumParameters sets the permittivity and permeability of the medium.

Parameters:

permittivity - The electric permittivity of the medium (in farads per meter) permeability - The magnetic permeability of the medium (in henries per meter)

#### func (*NecppCtx) NeCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) NeCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, tmp3 float64, tmp4 float64, tmp5 float64, tmp6 float64) error

NeCard makes a NE Card. Needs documentation from the NEC2 user manual.

#### func (*NecppCtx) NhCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) NhCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, tmp3 float64, tmp4 float64, tmp5 float64, tmp6 float64) error

NhCard makes a NH Card. Needs documentation from the NEC2 user manual.

#### func (*NecppCtx) NtCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) NtCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, tmp3 float64, tmp4 float64, tmp5 float64, tmp6 float64) error

NtCard, presumably, makes an NEC2 NT Card.

#### func (*NecppCtx) PlCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) PlCard(ploutputFilename string, itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int) error

PlCard makes a PL Card. Needs documentation from the NEC2 user manual.

#### func (*NecppCtx) PtCard ¶

PtCard makes a PT Card for printing of currents. This methods documentation needs to be checked against the NEC2 user manual before renaming these variables and making a new type for a flag. This is what was in libnecpp.h.

IPTFLG Print control flag, specifies the type of format used in printing segment currents. The options are:

-2 - all currents printed. This it a default value for the program if the card is Omitted. -1 - suppress printing of all wire segment currents. 0 - current printing will be limited to the segments specified by the next three parameters. 1 - currents are printed by using a format designed for a receiving pattern (refer to output section in this manual Only currents for the segments specified by the next three parameters are printed. 2 - same as for 1 above; in addition, however, the current for one Segment will Cue normalized to its maximum, ant the normalized values along with the relative strength in tB will be printed in a table. If the currents for more than one segment are being printed, only currents from the last segment in the group appear in the normalized table. 3 - only normalized currents from one segment are printed for the receiving pattern case.

IPTAG - Tag number of the segments for which currents will be printed.

IPTAGF - Equal to m, specifies the mth segment of the set of segments having the tag numbers of IPTAG, at which printing of currents starts. If IPTAG is zero or blank, then IPTAGF refers to an absolute segment number. If IPTAGF is blank, the current is printed for all segments.

IPTAGT - Equal to n specifies the nth segment of the set of segments having tag numbers of IPTAG. Currents are printed for segments having tag number IPTAG starting at the m th segment in the set and ending at the nth segment. If IPTAG is zero or blank, then IPTAGF and IPTAGT refer to absoulte segment numbers. In IPTAGT is left blank, it is set to IPTAGF.

#### func (*NecppCtx) RpCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) RpCard(calcMode RpCalcMode, nTheta int, nPhi int, outputFormat RpOutputFormat, normalization RpNormalization, d RpGain, a RpAveraging, theta0 float64, phi0 float64, deltaTheta float64, deltaPhi float64, radialDistance float64, gainNorm float64) error

RpCard calculates the radiation patterns for the antenna.

Parameters:

calcMode - a RpCalcMode flag. See the RpCalcMode constants for those definitions. nTheta - the number of theta angles nPhi - the number of phi angles outputFormat - a RpOutputFormat flag. See the RpOutputFormat constants for those definitions. normalization - a RpNormalization flag. See the RpNormalization constants for those definitions. d - a RpGain flag, either PowerGain or DirectiveGain. a - a RpAveraging flag. See the RpAveraging constants for those definitions. theta0 - Initial theta angle in degrees (initial z coordinate in meters if calc_mode = 1). phi0 - Initial phi angle in degrees. deltaTheta - Increment for theta in degrees (increment for z in meters if calc_mode = 1). deltaPhi - Increment for phi in degrees. radialDistance - Radial distance (R) of field point from the origin in meters. radial_distance is optional. If it is zero, the radiated electric field will have the factor exp(-jkR)/R omitted. If a value of R is specified, it should represent a point in the far-field region since near components of the field cannot be obtained with an RP card. (If calc_mode = 1, then radial_distance represents the cylindrical coordinate phi in meters and is not optional. It must be greater than about one wavelength.) gainNorm - Determines the gain normalization factor if normalization has been requested in the normalization parameter. If gain_norm is zero, the gain will be normalized to its maximum value. If gain_norm is not zero, the gain wi11 be normalized to the value of gain_norm.

The field point is specified in spherical coordinates (R, sigma, theta), except when the surface wave is computed. For computing the surface wave field (calcMode = l), cylindrical coordinates (phi, theta, z) are used to accurately define points near the ground plane at large radial distances.

The RpCard() function allows automatic stepping of the field point to compute the field over a region about the antenna at uniformly spaced points.

The integers nTheta and nPhi, and floating point numbers theta0, phi0, deltaTheta, deltaPhi, radialDistance, and gainNorm control the field-point stepping.

The RpCard() method will cause the interaction matrix to be computed and factored and the structure currents to be computed if these operations have not already been performed. Hence, all required input parameters must be set before the RpCard() method is called.

At a single frequency, any number of RpCard() calls may occur in sequence so that different field-point spacings may be used over different regions of space. If automatic frequency stepping is being used (i.e., inNfrq on the FrCard() method is greater than one), only one RpCard() method will act as data inside the loop. Subsequent calls to RpCard() will calculate patterns at the final frequency.

When both nTheta and nPhi are greater than one, the angle theta (or Z) will be stepped faster than phi.

When a ground plane has been specified, field points should not be requested below the ground (theta greater than 90 degrees or Z less than zero.)

#### func (*NecppCtx) ScCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) ScCard(i2 int, x3 float64, y3 float64, z3 float64, x4 float64, y4 float64, z4 float64) error

ScCard makes a Surface Patch Continuation (SC) card.

Parameters:

i2 Weird integer parameter. x3 The x coordinate of patch corner 3. y3 The y coordinate of patch corner 3. z3 The z coordinate of patch corner 3. x4 The x coordinate of patch corner 4. y4 The y coordinate of patch corner 4. z4 The z coordinate of patch corner 4.

All co-ordinates are in meters.

#### func (*NecppCtx) SpCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) SpCard(ns PatchType, x1 float64, y1 float64, z1 float64, x2 float64, y2 float64, z2 float64) error

SpCard makes a Surface Patch (SP) card.

Parameters:

ns PatchType - the type of Patch, see those constants Arbitrary Rectangular Triangular Quadrilateral x1 The x coordinate of patch corner1. y1 The y coordinate of patch corner1. z1 The z coordinate of patch corner1. x2 The x coordinate of patch corner2. y2 The y coordinate of patch corner2. z2 The z coordinate of patch corner2.

All co-ordinates are in meters, except for arbitrary patches where the angles// are in degrees.

#### func (*NecppCtx) TlCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) TlCard(itmp1 int, itmp2 int, itmp3 int, itmp4 int, tmp1 float64, tmp2 float64, tmp3 float64, tmp4 float64, tmp5 float64, tmp6 float64) error

TlCard, presumably, makes an NEC2 TL Card.

#### func (*NecppCtx) Wire ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) Wire(tagId int, segmentCount int, xw1 float64, yw1 float64, zw1 float64, xw2 float64, yw2 float64, zw2 float64, rad float64, rdel float64, rrad float64) error

Wire creates a straight wire. The parameters are:

tagId: the tag ID segmentCount: the number of segments xw1 The x coordinate of the wire starting point. yw1 The y coordinate of the wire starting point. zw1 The z coordinate of the wire starting point. xw2 The x coordinate of the wire ending point. yw2 The y coordinate of the wire ending point. zw2 The z coordinate of the wire ending point. rad The wire radius (meters) rdel For tapered wires, the. Otherwise set to 1.0 rrad For tapered wires, the. Otherwise set to 1.0

All co-ordinates are in meters.

#### func (*NecppCtx) XqCard ¶

func (n *NecppCtx) XqCard(itmp1 ExecutionOption) error

XqCard causes program execution at points in the data stream where execution is not automatic. Options on the card also allow for automatic generation of radiation patterns in either of two vertical cuts.

Parameter:

itmp1 - an ExecutionOption flag, per the ExecutionOption consts.

#### type PatchType ¶

type PatchType int

PatchType is the shape of a patch for the Surface Patch (SP Card).

#### type RpAveraging ¶

type RpAveraging int

RpAveraging is used to select the type of averaging for RP cards to set the calculation of average power gain over the region covered by field points.

RpAveraging flags:

• NoAvg - no averaging

• AvgGain - average gain computed.

• AvgGainPrtSuppressed - average gain computed, printing of gain at the field points used for averaging is suppressed. If nTheta or NPH is equal to one, average gain will not be computed for any value of A since the area of the region covered by field points vanishes.

const ( NoAvg RpAveraging = iota AvgGain AvgGainPrtSuppressed )

#### type RpCalcMode ¶

type RpCalcMode int

RpCalcMode is used to select radiation patterns for RP cards.

RP card calculation flags:

• Normal - normal mode. Space-wave fields are computed. An infinite ground plane is included if it has been specified previously on a GN card; otherwise, the antenna is in free space.

• SurfaceWave - surface wave propagating along ground is added to the normal space wave. This option changes the meaning of some of the other parameters on the RP card as explained below, and the results appear in a special output format. Ground parameters must have been input on a GN card. The following options cause calculation of only the space wave but with special ground conditions. Ground conditions include a two-medium ground (cliff where the media join in a circle or a line), and a radial wire ground screen. Ground parameters and dimensions must be input on a GN or GD card before the RP card is read. The RP card only selects the option for inclusion in the field calculation. (Refer to the GN and GD cards for further explanation.)

• LinearCliff - linear cliff with antenna above upper level. Lower medium parameters are as specified for the second medium on the GN card or on the GD card.

• CircularCliff - circular cliff centered at origin of coordinate system: with antenna above upper level. Lower medium parameters are as specified for the second medium on the GN card or on the GD card.

• RadialScreen - radial wire ground screen centered at origin.

• RadialLinearCliff - both radial wire ground screen and linear cliff.

• RadialCircularCliff - both radial wire ground screen ant circular cliff.

const ( Normal RpCalcMode = iota SurfaceWave LinearCliff CircularCliff RadialScreen RadialLinearCliff RadialCircularCliff )

#### type RpGain ¶

type RpGain int

RpGain is used to select the type of gain for RP cards for standard printing and normalization constants. These ones have self explanatory names.

#### type RpNormalization ¶

type RpNormalization int

RpNormalization is used to select the normalization type for RP cards.

Radiation pattern normalization flags:

• NoNormalization - no normalized gain.

• MajorAxisNorm - major axis gain normalized.

• MinorAxisNorm - minor axis gain normalized.

• VerticalAxisNorm - vertical axis gain normalized.

• HorizontalAxisNorm - horizontal axis gain normalized.

• TotalNormalized - total gain normalized.

const ( NoNormalization RpNormalization = iota MajorAxisNorm MinorAxisNorm VerticalAxisNorm HorizontalAxisNorm TotalNormalized )

#### type RpOutputFormat ¶

type RpOutputFormat int

RpOutputFormat is used to select the output format for RP cards.

• MajorMinor - major axis, minor axis and total gain printed.

• VerticalHorizontal - vertical, horizontal ant total gain printed.

const ( MajorMinor RpOutputFormat = iota VerticalHorizontal )

#### type WireKernel ¶

type WireKernel int

WireKernel sets the type of wire kernel to use with EkCard

• ReturnToNormal - Return to normal kernel

• ExtendedThinWire - Use extended thin wire kernel

const ( ReturnToNormal WireKernel = iota - 1 ExtendedThinWire )