Radiation Patterns of Antennas Installed on Aircraft.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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.
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