A comparative numerical study of several techniques for modeling a horizontal wire antenna over a lossy halfspace Academic Article uri icon


  • The electricfield integral equation for the current on a thin, horizontal wire antenna radiating above a lossy halfspace is solved by the method of moments, with the effect of interface included via the Sommerfeld integrals, the wellknown reflectioncoefficient approximation and the highcontrast approximation. A modified implementation of the reflectioncoefficient approximation is suggested, which makes this technique reasonably accurate for antennas near the interface. A comparison is made between the methods for several cases of practical interest. The highcontrast approximation is shown to be superior to the reflectioncoefficient approximation. Copyright 1987 by the American Geophysical Union.

published proceedings

  • Radio Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Karwowski, A., & Michalski, K. A.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Karwowski, Andrzej||Michalski, Krzysztof A

publication date

  • January 1987