Radiation properties of a 'Gaussian' antenna
Abstract
Attention is given to the expressions for the halfpower beamwidth and directivity of a discrete binomial array, which have been computed by Ricardi (1972). It is shown that calculations for a binomial antenna can be reduced to the calculations for a Gaussian antenna when N (number of antenna elements spaced lambda/2 apart) is greater than 5 providing sigma(G) is taken to be the square root of (L lambda/8). This should simplify the algebra of such calculations and permit a better model where the fields are actually continuous.
 Publication:

Microwave Journal
 Pub Date:
 May 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984MiJo...27..283K
 Keywords:

 Antenna Radiation Patterns;
 Normal Density Functions;
 Attenuators;
 Calibrating;
 Frequency Synthesizers;
 Microprocessors;
 Communications and Radar