White Paper

Antenna Basics

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

By M. Reckeweg and Dr. C. Rohner, Rohde & Schwarz


This white paper describes the basic functionality of antennas. Starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained. A more detailed explanation of the functionality of some selected antenna types concludes this white paper.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG