Accession Number : AD0717699

Title :   Experimental Study of Coupled Linear Antennas in an Inhomogeneous Dissipative Medium,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS CRUFT LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sugimoto,Thomas

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : An experimental investigation of a pair of coupled linear antennas in an inhomogeneous dissipative medium was made. The medium was obtained by diffusing a water solution of NaCl into a large block of agar agar gel contained in a wooden tank. The relative dielectric constant was approximately 78 while the loss tangent could be varied from 0.13 to 3.0 at 114 MHz, the frequency used throughout the investigation. Driving point admittances and current distributions were measured with the medium inhomogeneity oriented parallel to the axes of the antennas. Self and mutual input admittances were measured as a function of the antenna length (beta h = 0.3 to 2 pi in steps of 0.1). Symmetric and antisymmetric current distributions were measured for four different antenna lengths (h/lambda = 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1.0). Each measurement was repeated for three antenna separations (beta/lambda = 0.125, 0.25, and 0.50). Self and mutual driving-point admittances were measured as a function of base separation (b/lambda = 0.25 to 1.5 in steps of 0.125) for four antenna lengths (h/lambda = 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1.0) with the medium inhomogeneity direction perpendicular to the antenna axes. Also studies were the effects of a medium discontinuity at the input, nonidentical elements, and input aperture size on the measured input admittance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTENNAS, COUPLING CIRCUITS), ADMITTANCE, LINEAR SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE