Analysis of radiation by linear arrays of parallel horizontal wire antennas over imperfect ground
Abstract
A user oriented computer program is presented and described for analyzing radiation from linear arrays of parallel horizontal thinwire antennas over the surface of an imperfectly conducting earth. The program is equipped to treat unequally spaced arrays of wires that can be of different lengths and radii, but it is assumed the wires are all centerfed. The wires are assumed to be unloaded and that the conductivity of the earth is finite. The effects of the imperfectly conducting earth are accounted for approximately by using the method of reflection coefficients. Computed output consists of current distributions, input impedances, and farfield patterns specified by the user.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 September 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974STIN...7526226S
 Keywords:

 Antenna Radiation Patterns;
 Computer Programming;
 Linear Arrays;
 User Manuals (Computer Programs);
 Current Distribution;
 Electrical Impedance;
 Far Fields;
 Fortran;
 Communications and Radar