Radiation characteristics of a conical monopole antenna with a partially corrugated ground plane.

2010-05-05T14:22:11Z (GMT) by Charity B. Mulenga James A. Flint
In order to preserve broadband performance, the conical monopole antenna is ideally mounted on a semi-infinite ground plane. Practical finite ground planes can introduce unwanted effects in the radiation patterns such as significant back lobes. Periodic surfaces such as rotationally symmetric corrugated structures have been proven capable of improving the radiation characteristics of a variety of antennas. In this paper, the radiation patterns of a conical antenna with a PEC reflector are initially presented. The PEC reflector is then replaced with a partially corrugated reflector surface. The effects of the partially corrugated reflector on the radiation patterns and electric field distribution along the reflector surface are investigated. The simulation results reveal that the radiation patterns of a conical antenna with a partially corrugated reflector are more stable over a wide frequency band than that for the PEC reflector.