Transient Properties of an Infinite Cylindrical Antenna


  • R. W. Latham,

  • K. S. H. Lee


The field of a perfectly conducting, infinitely long, cylindrical antenna with a slice generator excited by a step-function voltage wave form is computed at several positions in space. For field points remote from the source, analytical simplifications are possible, and the case where the antenna is loaded with uniform resistance can then be treated. A simple formula for determining the generator voltage wave form required to radiate a specified far-field wave form is derived.