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plane wave
A wave whose surfaces of constant phase are infinite parallel planes normal to the direction of propagation. 2. An electromagnetic wave that predominates in the far-field region of an antenna, and has a wavefront that is essentially in a plane. Note: In free space, the characteristic impedance of a plane wave is 377 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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