Modelling UHF antenna coupling on aircraft.
Koehler, Richard Evans
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Antenna coupling is of particular interest on aircraft where the structure interacts with the antenna arrays. These arrays may be extremely complex as new electronic countermeasures and signal intelligence systems are added to aircraft. The thesis attempts to find a method to predict such antenna interactions. Four general computer programs for antenna design and radiation pattern determination are investigated and deficiencies and strengths noted. These programs primarily employ the moment method or geometrical theory of diffraction. Some interesting correlations are presented and recommendations on future potentially fruitful approaches are discussed.
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