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Abstract

The radiation of a circular cylindrical reflector antenna in the presence of imperfect flat Earth is treated in an accurate manner. The boundary value problem is formulated in terms of a full-wave integral equation converted to the dual-series equations and then regularized by using analytical inversion of the static part. The resulting Fredholm second-kind matrix equation is solved numerically with guaranteed accuracy. The feed directivity is included in the analysis by using the complex source-point method. Various antenna features, which include the overall directivity, efficiency, gain, and radiated and absorbed power fractions have been calculated and compared with the free-space antenna characteristics. They show some phenomena not predicted by approximate techniques

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Boriskina, S. V., Nosich, A. I., & Altintaş, A. (2000). Effect of the imperfect flat earth on the vertically polarized radiation of a cylindrical reflector antenna. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 48(2), 285–292. https://doi.org/10.1109/8.833078

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