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sense antenna[′sens an‚ten·ə]
An auxiliary antenna used with a directional receiving antenna to resolve a 180° ambiguity in the directional indication. Also known as sensing antenna.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Influence of Side-lobe Level of the Sense Antenna
on Directional Opportunity
The center antenna is a sense antenna
, and the two outer antennas are approximately a quarter wavelength apart.
If the outside two antennas were rotated about the sense antenna
, the rotating cardiod pattern would provide direction-of-arrival information on signals at any azimuth.