What is the difference between a ½-wave and a ¼-wave antenna?
|# of elements
|Requires ground plane?
For RF applications, 1/2 wave antenna will be more suitable compared to 1/2 wave antenna due to following reasons:
- No Ground plane is required for 1/2 wave antenna while its required for 1/4 wave antenna.
- More energy will be transmitted horizontally in 1/2 wave antenna compared to 1/4 wave antenna.
- Half wave antenna will be taller is size and would therefore be able to avoid more obstacles than quarter wave antenna.
Aug 23, 2017