Backfire antennas with dipole elements

Erik Dragø Nielsen, Knud Pontoppidan

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A method is set up for a theoretical investigation of arbitrary backfire antennas based upon dipole structures. The mutual impedance between the dipole elements of the antenna is taken into account, and the field radiated due to a surface wave reflector of finite extent is determined by calculating the surface current distribution on the reflector plate. Numerical results obtained for Yagi backfire antennas and short-backfire antennas using this theory are compared with experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)367-374
Publication statusPublished - 1970

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