Accession Number:

AD0681850

Title:

CIRCULAR ANTENNA ARRAYS HAVING TANGENTIAL DIPOLES AS ELEMENTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AUBURN UNIV ALA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

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Report Date:

1968-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

The integral equations describing the current distribution along the elements of a circular array of tangential dipoles are formulated, and it is shown that the leading term of a series solution is the usual sinusoidal approximation. This approximate distribution is used to calculate the terminal sequence impedance and far-zone radiation patterns for arrays of half-wave dipoles. Patterns are also found for arrays of short dipoles. The effect of assymmetry in the interelement coupling is investigated, and it is shown that an odd component exists in the current distribution, but that is is negligible for half-wave dipoles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE