Conference Paper

Ground plane size reduction in monopole antennas for ground wave transmission

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX
DOI: 10.1109/APS.2005.1551578 Conference: Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2005 IEEE, Volume: 1B
Source: IEEE Xplore


In this paper, the design of a ground plane that does not produce drastic transmission loss despite of its electrically small size is investigated in the context of HF ground wave transmission. To simplify the initial study, a monopole antenna is used to study the effect of a reduced ground plane on transmission loss. All simulations are done by the Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC). Several ground plane structures are investigated. Measurements are also performed to verify the simulation. A miniaturized ground plane structure is then proposed for the electrically small antenna

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