Accession Number:

AD0648450

Title:

ARRAYS OF UNEQUAL AND UNEQUALLY-SPACED DIPOLES WITH APPLICATION TO THE LOG-PERIODIC ANTENNA,

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Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS CRUFT LAB

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Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

299.0

Abstract:

Curtain arrays involving dipoles of both unequal heights and with unequal spacings are examined. Theoretical values are computed using a modified three-term current theory in which the method of driving-point fitting is replaced by that of three-point fitting. A new experimental technique is developed for measuring the self- and mutual admittances of the dipole elements in the curtain arrays. The theory is then used for computing the characteristics of a five-element log-periodic dipole antenna. Accurate measurements are also made with an equivalent model using a coaxial-line feeding arrangement. Finally, a twelve element L-P dipole antenna is critically examined using the theory. Some very interesting and important basic properties of the L-P antennas are brought into light. The performances of the L-P dipole antennas can be clearly demonstrated in terms of the basic properties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE