Accession Number : AD0784972

Title :   Analysis of Crossed Wires in a Plane-Wave Field.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : King,Ronold W. P. ; Wu,T. T.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The currents and charges induced in a pair of electrically thin crossed wires by a normally incident plane electromagnetic wave are derived by analytical methods. The boundary conditions at the junction are explained and compared with the somewhat different ones used in the past. The solution of a new integro-differential equation for the currents is obtained in terms of trigonometric and integral-trigonometric functions. Depending on the electrical lengths of the crossed elements and the location of their junction a variety of quite different distributions of current and charge is obtained. These determine the scattered near and far fields. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIPOLE ANTENNAS, ELECTRIC CURRENT, ELECTRIC CHARGE, PLANE WAVES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE