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# Electromagnetic Waves & Antennas Toolbox

### Sophocles Orfanidis (view profile)

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06 Feb 2004 (Updated )

Companion Software

rhombic(L, alpha, Nth)
```% rhombic.m - gain of traveling-wave rhombic antenna
%
% Usage: [g, th, c, th0] = rhombic(L, alpha, Nth);
%
% L is in units of lambda (L=0 not allowed)
% alpha = vee half-angle in degrees
%
% g = g(th)
% th = Nth+1 equally-spaced polar angles in [0,pi] = (0:Nth)*pi/Nth
% c = unity-max normalization constant
% th0 = acos(1 - 0.371/L) = direction  of main lobe in degrees.
%
% (alpha*Nth/360 must not be an integer)
%

% S. J. Orfanidis - 1997 - www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa

function [g, th, c, th0] = rhombic(L, alpha, Nth)

if nargin==0, help rhombic; return; end

th = (0 : Nth) * pi / Nth;

alpha = alpha * pi / 180;

th1 = th - alpha;
th2 = th + alpha;

F1 = sin(th1) .* (1 - exp(-j*2*pi*L*(1-cos(th1)))) ./ (1 - cos(th1));
F2 = sin(th2) .* (1 - exp(-j*2*pi*L*(1-cos(th2)))) ./ (1 - cos(th2));

F3 = exp(j*2*pi*L*cos(th2)) .* F1;       % arm-3 is parallel to arm-1
F4 = exp(j*2*pi*L*cos(th1)) .* F2;       % arm-4 is parallel to arm-2

g = abs(F2 - F1 + F3 - F4).^2;

c = 1 / max(g);

g = c * g;

th0 = acos(1 - 0.371/L) * 180 / pi;

```