Surface currents and charges on crossed electrically thick cylinders in a normally incident, plane-wave field


  • R. W. P. King,

  • D. J. Blejer,

  • R. W. Burton


An experimental study is described of the surface currents and charges induced on crossed electrically thick conducting tubes (ka = 1) on a ground plane by an incident plane wave. Two locations of the cross along the vertical cylinder and three lengths of the horizontal member are investigated and graphical representations of the distributions of current and charge displayed. The measured currents and charges are compared with the corresponding theoretical and measured quantities on each cylinder when isolated and significant correlations are established.