Directional properties of linear and V-antennas


  • Boris M. Levin Holon Institute of Technology, Israel



antenna theory, broadband antennas, numerical calculation


The method for calculating directional characteristics of thin antennas with large dimensions: directional patterns, directivity, pattern factor is proposed. The analytical expressions are determined, and characteristics of metal dipoles, V-dipoles and analogous in-phase radiators are calculated. The importance of accounting the pattern factor for the estimate of a communication range is shown. The advantage of in-phase radiators is demonstrated. The possibility of an employment of the given radiators as elements of directional antennas and antenna arrays is considered.


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General antenna theory, propagation, numerical and analytical methods