The wide-angle bicone antenna terminated by a spherical cap is investigated. The antenna radiation patterns have been observed for various values of ka where k represents the phase constant and a represents the conical length. It is seen that for large values of ka the radiation pattern is limited within an angular sector bounded by the cones of the antenna. Next the antenna is optimized for ultrawideband (UWB) operation through the use of loading techniques. The transient wideband radiated and received responses of the antenna have been observed and the relationship between the wave shapes of the transient field and the input pulse have been determined.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering