Accession Number:

ADA170945

Title:

Radiation Resistance of Thin Antennas of Arbitrary Elevation and Configuration Over Perfectly Conducting Ground.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Dec 85-Jun 86,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Dipole segmentation is used to estimate the radiation resistance of thin antennas of arbitrary elevation and configuration over a perfectly conducting ground plane. Sample results include half-wave linear antennas of varying inclination, half-wave spiral type antennas, and a TACAMO configuration. Utility of the method for estimating the radiation resistance of VLFLF trailing-wire antennas from aircraft depends upon the extent to which the current distribution deviates from a sinusoid. That deviation is due in part to finite wire thickness as well as to the finite conductivity of both wire and ground. The influence of those effects requires further study. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE