backfire antenna

backfire antenna

[′bak‚fīr an′ten·ə]
(electromagnetism)
An antenna which exhibits significant gain in a direction 180° from its principal lobe.
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Papapolymerou, "Development of a wide-band short backfire antenna excited by an unbalance-fed H-shaped slot," IEEE Trans.
A circularly polarized short backfire antenna excited by an unbalance-fed cross aperture," IEEE Trans.
Papapolymerou, "Development of a wideband short backfire antenna excited by an unbalance-fed H-shaped slot," IEEE Trans.
For a compact book with eight contributing authors, it is surprisingly complete, giving a thorough explanation of the use of the moment method applied to wire antenna analysis, and other specialized topics, such as the subreflector antenna and the short backfire antenna, developed by C.
This book differs from others on the same subject in that it includes certain less discussed areas like Ehrenspeck's backfire antenna design, the Rotman lens radiator and the Rotman Karas sandwich wire antenna.
The Young Turks of the radio amateur field are eager to take the antenna by the horn and blast away with endfire and backfire antennas, Yagis, rhomboid antennas, corner reflectors and helical radiators.