Engineering Topics: Radiation

  • Giorgio Franceschetti


Broadly speaking, any device able to radiate an electromagnetic field is a transmitting antenna. However, specific constants are usually imposed on the radiated field, such as space and time coherence, angular shaping, polarization purity, and so on. These constrains limit the class of devices that can be defined as antennas. In other words, a poorly shielded electronic cabinet responsible for unwanted radiation (man-made electromagnetic noise) is not considered to be a transmitting antenna according to this more restricted practical definition.


Input Impedance Effective Length Scattered Field Patch Antenna Reciprocity Theorem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Franceschetti
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.University of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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