Accession Number:

ADA012178

Title:

Contributions to the Theory of Wave Propagation on Long Wires Above Ground.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The problem of an infinite wire above a plane infinite ground has been investigated, with a view toward studying the types of waves that this structure can support with no incident radiation. It was found that, although a propagation constant can be meaningfully defined, the concepts of impedance and admittance per unit length cannot be simply generalized from transmission-line theory. The difficulty associated with the solutions of the two-dimensional Helmholtz equation is discussed, and the outgoing waves that increase in amplitude exponentially with the distance from the source are reasonably interpreted.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE