Antenna characteristics in practical applications

  • Jacob W.M. Baars
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 348)


After the development of the basic equations, we now turn to application of these to practical situations in antenna theory, like calculations of efficiency, beamwidth and sidelobe level as well as the influence of defocus and other errors on the antenna’s characteristics. We shall develop formalisms and present results which are of use in the daily work of the antenna engineer and the radio astronomer.


Phase Error Beam Width Main Beam Sidelobe Level Uniform Illumination 
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  • Jacob W.M. Baars
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  1. 1.European Southern ObservatorySwisttal/BonnGermany

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