Accession Number:

ADA359562

Title:

Radiation Patterns of Antennas Installed on Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This thesis presents a study of radiation patterns for low-gain antennas installed on aircraft. With the aid of the computer program APATCH, a simulation of the radian on patterns for a given antenna located at various points on an aircraft structure can he evaluated. The program uses a technique referred. to as Shooting and Bouncing Rays SBR, which is valid for structures that have typical dimensions of ten wavelengths or more. A Cessna 172 aircraft with a quarter-wavelength monopole antenna and an F-18 aircraft with a telemetry antenna are analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE