An Estimation Method for the SLF/ELF Field Strength with L-type Horizontal Line-Current Antennas over Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Ground

Authors

  • Bin Li 1 National Key Laboratory of National Defense Technology for Integrated Ship Power Technology Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan, 430033, China , 2 Department of Electronic Engineering Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan, 430033, China
  • Chao Liu Department of Electronic Engineering Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan, 430033, China
  • Hua-ning Wu Department of Electronic Engineering Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan, 430033, China
  • Bo Zhang Naval Academy of Armament Shanghai, 200436, China

Keywords:

Control source of extremely low frequency (CSELF), earth-ionosphere cavity, ground resistivity, horizontal dipole antenna

Abstract

In this study, the radiation characteristics of the control source of extremely low frequency (CSELF) horizontal line-current antennas are studied by the reciprocity theorem. The radiation field strength expressions of the CSELF L-type horizontal line-current antenna are derived on the basis of a field-direction coefficient in the spherical earth-ionosphere cavity. The estimation results of the super low frequency/extremely low frequency (SLF/ELF) wave are provided with regard to the conductivity, the propagation distances and the water-depth. The propagation characteristics of the CSELF wave are calculated under different conditions and are compared to Bannister’s method. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated by a case study.

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