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r05310403 Antennas and Wave Propagation

r05310403 Antennas and Wave Propagation

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Code No: R05310403
Set No. 1
III B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008
ANTENNAS AND WAVE PROPAGATION
( Common to Electronics & Communication Engineering and Electronics &
Telematics)
Time: 3 hours
Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
\u22c6 \u22c6 \u22c6 \u22c6 \u22c6
1. (a) Explain the following terms:
i. Beam Width
ii. Omni Directional pattern
iii. Side Lobe Level
iv. Radiation resistance
v. Field Pattern of antenna.
(b) De\ufb01ne the terms Directivity and Power Gain. Show that the Directivity of a
short current element is 1.5.
[8+8]
2. (a) Starting from the fundamentals, derive an expression for radiated electric \ufb01eld
for half wave dipole and sketch the \ufb01eld strength pattern.
(b) Prove that le\ufb00(transmitting) is same as le\ufb00(receiving) for any antenna where
le\ufb00 is e\ufb00ective length of an antenna.
[8+8]
3. (a) How an unidirectional pattern is obtained in an end \ufb01re array? Explain in
detail.
(b) List out the mathematical relations for a N element half wavelength spaced
binomial array. Hence \ufb01nd the directivity, HPBW for N=20.
[8+8]
4. (a) Explain how a rhombic Antenna is formed by a V antenna and an inverted V
Antenna.
(b) Explain the reason why length of a traveling wave radiation is multiple of half
wave length.
[8+8]
5. (a) Discuss the application of the Image antenna concept to the 900 corner re\ufb02ec-
tor.
(b) What is a parabolic cylinder antenna? Derive an expression for \ufb01eld distrib-
utions on the surface of re\ufb02ector.
[8+8]
6. (a) What is Zoning? What are its advantages?
(b) Discuss the applications of Horn Antenna. Sketch the sectoral horns. [8+8]
7. (a) Show that Ionosphere act as a variable refractive index medium.

(b) A radio link has to be established between two earth station at a distance of 25000kms. If the height of ionosphere is 200kms and its critical frequency is 5MHz. Calculate the MUF for the given path. Also calculate the electron density in the ionosphere layer.

[8+8]
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Set No. 1

8. (a) A police radio transmitter operating at a frequency 1.69GHz is required to provide a ground wave having a strength of 0.5mv/m at a distance of 16km. The transmitter antenna, having an e\ufb03ciency of 50% produces a radiating \ufb01eld proportional of cos\u03b8. The ground wave has\u03c3= 5\u00d7 10\u22125 mho/cm and\u03b5r = 15. Calculate the power transmitted.

(b) Derive the fundamental equation for free space propagation.
[8+8]
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Code No: R05310403
Set No. 2
III B.Tech I Semester Supplimentary Examinations, February 2008
ANTENNAS AND WAVE PROPAGATION
( Common to Electronics & Communication Engineering and Electronics &
Telematics)
Time: 3 hours
Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
\u22c6 \u22c6 \u22c6 \u22c6 \u22c6
1. Find the e\ufb00ective length of a\u03bb/2 dipole and\u03bb/4 monopole. Hence calculate their
directivities, using the appropriate radiation resistances.
[16]
2. (a) Derive expressions for the electric and magnetic \ufb01elds radiated by a half wave
length dipole antenna.

(b) A grounded vertical antenna has an e\ufb00ective height of 111.3 mts and operates at a wavelength of 18.8kms,with base current of 725 amps, Find the E and H \ufb01elds at a distance of 150kms and power radiated by it.

[8+8]
3. (a) What is the necessity of an Array? Explain the three di\ufb00erent types of arrays
with regard to beam pointing direction.
(b) 64 isotropic elements are to be arranged in a binomial array form. Determine
the current ratios and \ufb01nd polar plot of the array.
[8+8]
4. (a) Describe the construction and properties of Rhombic Antenna.
(b) Describe the characteristics of long wire traveling wave antenna. Sketch their
pattern for lengths of
i.\u03bb/2
ii. 5\u03bb
iii. 20\u03bb.
[10+6]
5. (a) With reference to paraboloids,explain the following:
i. Aperture E\ufb03ciency
ii. Front toBack Ratio
iii. Types of Feeds.
(b) Design Yagi-Uda antenna of six elements to provide a gain of 12dB if the
operating frequency is 200MHz.
[8+8]
6. (a) What is the principle of equality of path length? How is it applicable to horn
antenna?
(b) Discuss how the directivity of horn antenna can be measured.
[8+8]
7. (a) Show that Ionosphere act as a variable refractive index medium.

(b) A radio link has to be established between two earth station at a distance of 25000kms. If the height of ionosphere is 200kms and its critical frequency is 5MHz. Calculate the MUF for the given path. Also calculate the electron density in the ionosphere layer.

[8+8]
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