Modeling of a cylindrical wire antenna with flat end caps using a rigorous moment method technique

J. A. Huffman, Douglas Henry Werner

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An investigation is conducted in order determine an accurate model for the charge density on the flat end faces of a cylindrical dipole. A moment method technique is applied to the problem in which trigonometric basis function are assumed for the current on the wire, and pulse basis functions are assumed for the charge distribution on the end caps. In addition, the edge discontinuity is taken into account by including a ring charge. The solution is very general in term of dipole length, radius and wavelength, since no simplifying assumptions or approximations are made. This analysis of a closed dipole should provide an accurate model for the charge density and its associated current distribution on the flat end cap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1261
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. Part 4 (of 4) - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 18 1995Jun 23 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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