SNRs of two active antenna designs: Inverted V vs horizontal dipole




low frequency radio telescope, active antenna, inverted V-dipole, signal-to noise-ratio


We present the results of numerical analysis of two design versions of active antenna which were considered for using in phased antenna array of GURT radio telescope at the stage of preliminary design. Both antenna versions are supplied with the same preamplifier but their dipole shapes differ. The first active antenna version has linear horizontal dipole, the second one — inverted V-dipole. The differences of input impedances, efficiencies, and mismatch coefficients of dipoles with preamplifier as well as the effect of these parameters on noise temperatures and SNR of antennas are analyzed in detail.


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