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Glossary of antenna terms

This is a glossary of antenna-related terms, derived from the Glossary of Telecommunication Terms published as Federal Standard 1037C. Please see the Federal Standard article for copyright-related issues, as not all parts of the source document are in the public domain.

acceptance pattern[?] -- antenna -- aperiodic antenna[?] -- aperture -- aperture illumination[?] -- aperture-to-medium coupling loss -- beam -- beam diameter -- beam divergence -- beam steering -- beamwidth -- biconical antenna -- billboard antenna -- boresight[?] -- Cassegrain antenna -- collinear antenna array -- corner reflector -- counterpoise[?] -- departure angle[?] -- despun antenna[?] -- diplex operation[?] -- dipole antenna[?] -- directional antenna[?] -- direct ray[?] -- effective antenna gain contour[?] (of a steerable satellite beam) -- effective boresight area[?] (of a steerable satellite beam) -- effective height -- effective isotropically radiated power[?] (e.i.r.p.) -- effective monopole radiated power[?] (e.m.r.p.) (in a given direction) -- effective radiated power[?] (e.r.p.) (in a given direction) -- fan-beam antenna[?] -- far-field radiation pattern[?] -- far-field region -- feed -- Fractal antenna -- Fresnel zone -- front-to-back ratio -- ground plane -- helical antenna[?] -- heterodyne repeater -- horn -- hybrid coupler[?] -- image antenna -- intermediate-field region -- isotropic antenna -- lobe -- log-periodic antenna (LP) -- loop -- main lobe -- multicoupler[?] -- multi-element dipole antenna[?] -- natural frequency[?] -- near-field region -- null -- omnidirectional antenna[?] -- orthomode transducer[?] -- parabolic antenna -- parasitic element[?] -- periodic antenna[?] -- periscope antenna -- phased array -- planar array -- propagation mode -- radiation pattern -- radiation resistance[?] -- radio beam[?] -- radio horizon -- radio horizon range[?] (RHR) -- radio range[?] -- reference antenna[?] -- reflective array antenna -- rhombic antenna[?] -- shadow loss -- side lobe[?] -- single-polarized antenna[?] -- skip zone -- sky wave -- slewing[?] -- slot antenna[?] -- space diversity[?] -- spillover[?] -- spot beam -- test antenna[?] -- uniform linear array[?] -- waveguide antenna[?] -- whip antenna[?] -- Yagi antenna[?]



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