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# ECE450Lecture

Antennas
Summer 2009

Jose E. Schutt-Aine
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Illinois
jesa@illinois.edu

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Vector Potential

G
G
(1)
E = j H
G G
G
H = J + j E (2)
G
D = /
(3)
G
(4)
B = 0
G
G G
G
B = 0 A such that A = B
G
A = 0
G
A : vector potential
G
G
G
G
E = j A E + j A = 0

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Vector Potential
vector = 0 vector =

G
G
E + j A = where is the scalar potential

## Since a vector is uniquely defined by its curl and its

divergence, we can choose the divergence of A

G
choose A such that
G
A + j = 0
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Lorentz
condition
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Vector Potential
G
G
G
B = J + j E
G
G
G
A = J + j j A

G
G
G
G
2
A + A = J + A j
2

G
G
G
2 A + ( j ) = J + 2 A j
G
G
G
2
2
DAlemberts
A + A = J
equation
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Vector Potential
Three-dimensional free-space Greens function
G G
j r r '

e
G G
G ( r , r ') =
G G
4 r r '
Vector potential

G G j rG rG '
G G
J ( r ') e
A ( r ) =
dv '
G
G
V'
4 r r '
From A, get E and H using Maxwells
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Hertzian Dipole
For infinitesimal antenna, the current density is:

G G
o dl ( x ') ( y ') ( z ')
J ( r ') = zI
Calculating the vector potential,

G G
I o dl j r
A ( r ) = z
e
4 r
In spherical coordinates,

z = r cos sin
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Hertzian Dipole
G G
I o dl
j r

A ( r ) = z
r cos sin e
4 r

## Resolving into components,

I o dl cos j r
Ar = z

e
r
4
I o dl sin j r
A =

e
r
4
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## Hertzian Dipole E and H Fields

Calculate E and H fields

G
G 1
H = A

1
Hr =
sin

A
( A sin ) = 0

1 1 Ar
H =
( rA ) = 0
r sin r

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## Hertzian Dipole E and H Fields

1
Ar
H = ( rA )
r r

I o dl
1 j r
sin
H =
j 1 +
e

4 r
j r

G
G
1
H
E=
j
1
Er =
r sin
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1
H

sin
(
) j

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## Hertzian Dipole E and H Fields

2cos I o dl
1 j r 1
Er =
j 1 +
e

2
j r
j
4 r

1
1
E = ( rH )
r r
j

j I o dl
1
1
1
j r
2 2 ( j ) e
sin 1 +
E =
4 r
j r r
j

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## Hertzian Dipole E and H Fields

2cos I o dl
1 j r 1
Er =
j 1 +
e
2

j r
j
4 r

j I o dl j r
1
1
E =
e
sin 1 +
+
2
4 r
j r ( j r )

I o dl
1 j r
sin
H =
j 1 +
e

4 r
j r

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## Far Field Approximation

1
Far field : r  1 or r  then, 2 0
r
Er = 0

j I o dl j r
E =
e
sin
4 r
j I o dl j r
H =
e
sin
4 r

## Note that: E = H , where =

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## Far Field Approximation

Characteristics of plane waves

## Uniform constant phase locus is a plane

Constant magnitude
Independent of
Does not decay

## Similarities between infinitesimal antenna far field radiated and

plane wave
(a) E and H are in phase
(b) E and H are related by
(c) E is perpendicular to H
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Poynting Vector
G
G
G
P (t ) = E (t ) H (t )
Time-average Poynting vector or TA power density

G 1
G G
P = Re E H *
2

## E and H here are PHASORS

G
2
I o dl
r
2

P = Re
H = r
sin
2
2 4 r

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Time-Average Power

P=

P=

G G
P ds

G
2

with ds = rr sin d d
2

I o dl 2 2
0 2 4 r r sin sin d d

I o dl
P=
2 d sin 3
2 4
0
2

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Time-Average Power
4 I o dl
P=

3
4

## Poynting Power Density

Directive Gain =
Average Poynting Power Density
over area of sphere with radius r

Directive Gain =
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G
P

P / 4 r
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Directivity
For infinitesimal antenna,
2

Directive Gain =

I o dl
2
sin

2 4 r

4 I dl
o

3 4

3 2
Directive Gain = sin
2
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/
4
r

Directivity

## The directivity is the directive gain in the direction

of maximum value
For Hertzian dipole, directivity = 1.5
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From

1 2
P = RI o
2

we have:

2P
= 2
Io

## For infinitesimal antenna:

2 4
= 2
Io 3

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2 dl
I o dl
=
2

4
3

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= 120

dl
= 80

## The radiation resistance of an antenna is the value of

a fictitious resistance that would dissipate an amount
of power equal to the radiated power Pr when the
current in the resistance is equal to the maximum
current along the antenna
A high radiation resistance is a desirable property
for an antenna
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Example
In free space, a Hertzian dipole located at the origin with a
radiation resistance of 1 and oriented in the z-direction, is
known to generate the instantaneous electric field intensity of

10sin ( 2 10 t ) ( mV / m )
8

## At (x=300, y=0, z=400). Find the length of the Hertzian

dipole, the current amplitude and the total power radiated by
the antenna

## = 2 108 rad / s f = 108 Hz

c 0.3 10
= =
=3m
8
f
10
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Example (cont)
E in phasor form:

E = j10 ( mV / m )

## For Hertzian dipole:

sin =

j I o dl j r
sin
E =
e
4 r

300

( 300 ) + ( 400 )
2

r = 500
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3
=
5

Example (cont)
E 4 r
j10 4 500 10
=
I o dl =
500
j r

2
j
j e
sin
2 3

377 j
e
5

I o dl = 397.87 10 A m
2

dl
= 80 = 1

dl
dl =
= 0.1067 m
=
2
2
80
80
2

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