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antenna effective area
The functionally equivalent area from which an antenna directed toward the source of the received signal gathers or absorbs the energy of an incident electromagnetic wave. Note 1: Antenna effective area is usually expressed in square meters. Note 2: In the case of parabolic and horn-parabolic antennas, the antenna effective area is about 0.35 to 0.55 of the geometric area of the antenna aperture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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