1

GATE ECE 2002

Subjective

+5

-0

Consider a linear array of two half - wave dipoles A and B as shown in Fig. The dipoles are $${\lambda \over 4}$$ apart and are excited in such a way that the current on element B lags that on element A by $${90^0}$$ in phase

(a) Obtain the expression for the radiation pattern for E in the XY plane, i.e.,$$\left( {\theta = {{90}^0}} \right)$$.

(b) Sketch the radiation pattern obtained in (a).

2

GATE ECE 1999

Subjective

+5

-0

The average power of an omni-directional antenna varies as the magnitude of cos($$\theta $$) where $$\theta $$ is the azimuthal angle. Calculate the maximum Directive Gain of the antenna and the angles at which it occurs.

3

GATE ECE 1997

Subjective

+5

-0

A dipole antenna has a sin$$\theta $$ radiation pattern where the angle $$\theta $$ is measured from the axis of the dipole. The dipole is vertically located above an ideal ground plane (Fig.). What should be the height of the dipole H in terms of wave length so as to get a null in the radiation pattern at an angle of 45

^{0}from the ground plane? Find the direction of maximum radiation also.4

GATE ECE 1996

Subjective

+5

-0

Two isotropic antennas A and B from an array as shown in Fig. The currents fed to the two antennas are $${{\rm I}_0}\,\angle 0$$ and $${{\rm I}_0}\,\angle \alpha $$ respectively. What should be the value of $$\alpha $$ so that the radiation pattern has a null at $$\theta = {30^ \circ }$$. Find the direction of the maximum radiation for that value of $$\alpha $$ and draw the radiation pattern. ($$\lambda \,\,$$ is the wavelength of operation)

Questions Asked from Antennas (Marks 5)

Number in Brackets after Paper Indicates No. of Questions

GATE ECE Subjects

Signals and Systems

Representation of Continuous Time Signal Fourier Series
Discrete Time Signal Fourier Series Fourier Transform
Discrete Time Signal Z Transform
Continuous Time Linear Invariant System
Transmission of Signal Through Continuous Time LTI Systems
Discrete Time Linear Time Invariant Systems
Sampling
Continuous Time Signal Laplace Transform
Discrete Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform
Transmission of Signal Through Discrete Time Lti Systems
Miscellaneous
Fourier Transform

Network Theory

Control Systems

Digital Circuits

General Aptitude

Electronic Devices and VLSI

Analog Circuits

Engineering Mathematics

Microprocessors

Communications

Electromagnetics