Antenna Types

This section displays antenna types recorded in our database. While we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the most common design types, the list is not intended to be exhaustive.

Image Design Definition
Backfire An antenna consisting of a radiating feed, a reflector element, and a reflecting surface such that the antenna functions as an open resonator, with radiation from the open end of the resonator.
Biconical An antenna consisting of two conical conductors having a common axis and vertex.
Cassegrain Reflector A paraboloidal reflector antenna with a convex subreflector, usually hyperboloidal in shape, located between the vertex and the prime focus of the main reflector.
Ceiling Antenna design commonly consisting of a monocone suspended above a ground plane. In dual polarised designs the ground plane may take the form of an orthogonally polarised radiator.
Cheese A reflector antenna having a cylindrical reflector enclosed by two parallel conducting plates perpendicular to the cylinder, spaced more than one wavelength apart.
Cloverleaf Circularly polarised wire antenna with a radiation pattern similar to a dipole antenna.
Collinear A linear array of radiating elements, usually dipoles, with their axes lying in a straight line.
Combination Planar Type of complex, multi-element design consisting of two or more planar / PCB antennas housed in a single radome.
Corner Reflector An antenna consisting of a feed and a reflecting object consisting of two or three mutually intersecting conducting flat surfaces.
Crossed Dipole Antenna consisting of a set of two identical dipole antennas mounted at right angles to each other and fed in phase quadrature; the two currents applied to the dipoles are 90° out of phase.
Cycloid Dipole Omnidirectional, circularly polarised antenna used primarily in FM broadcasting applications.
Cylindrical Dipole A dipole, all of whose transverse cross-sections are the same, the shape being circular.