The directivity of a Yagi-Uda antenna from an effective propagation constant
July 7, 2013
IEEE Int. Symp. Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI), 7-13 July 2013.
A technique is presented for determining the directivity of a long, uniform Yagi-Uda antenna. It is shown that the maximum directivity is limited by the propagation constant of the particular antenna structure. The propagation constant can be determined by means of a two-part antenna test fixture with M and M + 1 directors.