Applications of complex image theory


  • Peter R. Bannister


During the past two decades, complex image theory techniques have successfully been utilized to determine simple form expressions for the electric and magnetic fields produced by antennas located near the earth's surface, for both single-layered and multilayered earths. It is the purpose of this paper to provide a tutorial overview of complex image theory. Particular attention will be paid to its range of validity. Specific applications will also be discussed.