The equatorial radiation pattern of a parallel-plate TEM mode axial slot on an infinite cylinder of elliptical cross section is computed using wedge-diffraction and creeping-wave theory. The wedge-diffracted fields are obtained by the diffraction interaction from a set of infinite wedges approximating the parallel-plate-cylinder geometry. Surface-wave propagation on curved bodies commonly used in scattering is employed for the creeping-wave contribution. The total field in the lit region is approximated using superposition of wedge-diffracted and creeping-wave fields and in the shadow region solely by creeping-wave fields. The computed patterns are compared with experimental results since boundary-value solutions are not readily available. Good agreement between theory and experiment is indicated.
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