Accession Number:

AD0297044

Title:

THEORY OF RADIALLY STRATIFIED MEDIA. PART I. THE BICONICAL ANTENNA IN A RADIALLY STRATIFIED MEDIUM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA CRUFT LAB

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Report Date:

1962-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This research is restricted to radially stratified media with r , r, where r is the radial distance in spherical coordinates. In these coordinates Maxwells equations are still separable if the complex dielectric factor -i ofr depends only on r. The angular equation is not affected. However, the radial equation is no longer the spherical Bessel equation of the homogeneous case. Its coefficients depend on the stratification function fr and contain additional singularities in the complex r-plane. The biconical antenna is the most general problem that can be encountered it requires the solution of the complicated radial equation from rO to r . The theory, nevertheless, is readily applicable to all electromagnetic problems arising in the presence of such media.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE