Spacecraft Antennas

  • Yahya Rahmat-Samii
  • Gary K. Noreen
  • Shlomo Dolinsky
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)


The theoretical foundations of antennas rest on Maxwell’s equations presented before the Royal Society of London in 1864 by James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879). These equations have proven to be one of mankind’s greatest discoveries for predicting and describing nature’s electromagnetic phenomena. In 1886 Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894) was able to verify experimentaIIy the existence of electromagnetic phenomena and their propagation characteristics. This added a new chapter to human history since the electromagnetic spectrum, outside the visible region, could be employed for communication purposes through the use of radio. Figure 8-1 presents the names of some renowned scientists who contributed to the advancements and applications of the theory of electromagnetism in the era spanned from Gilbert to Einstein [8-1].


Antenna Gain Sidelobe Level Angular Momentum Vector Aperture Distribution Reflector Antenna 
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  • Yahya Rahmat-Samii
  • Gary K. Noreen
  • Shlomo Dolinsky

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