Numerical Analysis of Simple TEM Conical-Like Antennas Using Mode Matching in Time Domain

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Butrym, Alexander Yu.; Kochetov, Bogdan A.; Legenkiy, Maxim N. (Department of Theoretical Radiophysics, Karazin Kharkov National University, Svobody sq. 4, Kharkov, 61077, Ukraine)

The paper describes a numerical technique for calculating transient radiation fields (both near and far zone) of simple conical antennas such as bi-conical, disc-conical, TEM-horn, bow-tie antennas, etc. The method is based on applying mode matching technique to the junction of two conical waveguides one of which is the free space. The problem is considered in Time Domain, the antenna is excited with a TEM-wave, and waveforms of the radiated spherical harmonics are determined using FDTD time marching for the uncoupled mode channels with matching condition at the junction.