The Performance of Antennas in Their Operational Environment
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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Lecture Series 131 on the performance of antennas in their operational environment is sponsored by the Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Panel of AGARD and implemented by the Consultant and Exchange Programme. Antennas can provide gain in any direction, and the effect of the operational environment on this parameter is fundamentally important for the performance of radio systems. Yet the effect of the environment on antennas is often overlooked. The design of the antenna is often specified in terms of its operation over a perfectly conducting flat ground plane, which if the antenna is to be used on three-dimensional bodies or in a complex environment, has little to recommend it except cost. The Lecture Series will cover techniques for measurementprediction of antenna performance experimental modeling and in situ measurements performance of fixed and transportable antennas terrain effects, masts, building effects, re-radiation by supporting towers performance of mobile antennas effects of supporting platforms such as automobiles, ships, aircraft non-linear scatterers and performance of antennas in plasmas. The LS is concluded by a round table discussion at the end of the presentation on each day. Appreciation is expressed to all who assisted in the organization of this Lecture Series as well as the compilation of the volume, to lecturers, AGARD staff and other collaborators and to those who attended the LS, since lectures must be given to an audience and it is the interested response of the audience that makes the LS successful.
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Radio Communications