In Antenna Concepting, you have laid out a rough design framework for the antenna. The next step is to select the design approach with the highest potential and commence with the actual, detailed Antenna Design!
The detailed Antenna Design phase involves antenna hardware, structure, matching elements, grounding, printed circuit board, interfaces between the antenna and other components, and all the other critical design items. Optionally, the EMC, EMI, and SIPI tests can be carried out, as well as interference elimination. The detailed design takes into account the regulations, certifications, operator requirements, and, if needed, planning for the second source of manufacturing.
With the detailed design report, which includes the performance report, and detailed CAD drawings, you can now place the order for the prototypes!
This is the last design phase before the prototype is manufactured. That’s why a careful, professional, and simulation-aided antenna design is critical – testing and amendments are much more expensive and time-consuming with the prototype.