The image theory electromagnetic fields of a horizontal electric dipole in the presence of a conducting half space


  • Peter R. Bannister


The problem considered is a horizontal electric dipole that is located above or below the plane surface of a conducting half space. Expressions for the field components are obtained by employing finitely conducting earth-image theory techniques. The formulas developed are of simple form and are valid from the quasi-static to the far-field ranges as long as the measurement distance is greater than 3 times the burial depth of the source and/or receiver.