Radiation efficiency of coupled vertical dipole antennas located above a lossy half-space





The study of properties of an antenna placed over a lossy half-space occupies an important place in the antenna theory. However, despite the long list of publications on the subject, the influence of the ground parameters on the antenna element interaction coupling and the antenna arrays efficiency have not been adequately investigated. In this paper, a rigorous impedance approach to analysis radiation efficiency of the coupled dipole antennas, placed near the air-ground interface, is developed.


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