An Application of Sommerfeld's Complex Order Wave Functions to Antenna Theory
In the past wave functions of integral order have been used quite advantageously in the solution of certain antenna and boundary-value problems. However, in some instances these wave functions are completely alien to the problem and introduce difficulties which, indeed, can be resolved but only at the expense of logical simplicity. To place in evidence the usefulness and "naturalness" of complex order wave functions for the solution of certain problems, we examine theoretically the input admittance of a boss antenna with the aid of these functions.
A Technical Report to the Office of Naval Research Prepared for Office of Naval Research Contract Nonr 220(14) NR 071-262.
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