April 2001 | NTIA Sponsor Report NIJ Guide 202-00

Antenna System Guide

William A. Kissick; William J. Ingram; John M. Vanderau; Raymond D. Jennings

Abstract: This guide focuses on a key portion (subsystem) of the radio communications system--the antenna system. Although the antenna itself may be the most visible element of radio communications equipment, it is often the least understood. This guide defines and describes the components of the antenna system as well as the fundementals and characteristics of the antenna itself.

Keywords: land mobile radio; radio propagation; antenna; gain; public safety; bandwidth; directivity; radio transmission

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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