Computation of Radiation from Wire Antennas on, or near, Conducting Bodies of Translation


A method of moments (MM) formulation is presented for active and passive wire radiators attached to, or near, bodies of translation( BOT), including open or closed cylinders of arbitrary cross section as well as curved panels. This formulation builds on previous MM analysis for BOT's and wires. The analysis incorporates a special junctions basis set for the antenna attachment points. Total domain and piecewise continuous expansion functions are used on the surfaces. The formulation is primarily intended for prediction of radiation patterns of wire antenna (such as monopoles and loops) on asymmetric bodies of translation, open or closed(capped). Fortran Power Station 90 was used to programming. Radiation patterns are plotted by origin program