July 1966 | NTIA Technical Memo ITSA TM 3

Antennas for oblique and backscatter ionosphere sounding for U. S. Navy RFP System (SS267)

D, W. Patterson; H. V. Cottony; L. L. Proctor

Abstract: The characteristics of oblique sounding and backscatter sounding are discussed. The requirements imposed upon antennas for either form of sounding are considered. The available antenna types are reviewed from the standpoint of their suitability for the sounding requirements. Comparison of the antenna characteristics discloses four antenna types to be preferable to the others. These are monopole, dipole, log-periodic monopole; and log-periodic dipole antennas. Recommendations are made regarding the type most suitable for each of several possible situations.

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