(term) Isotropic

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    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2000
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    An isotropic radiator is a transducer that produces useful electromagnetic field output in all directions with equal intensity, and at 100% efficiency. In wireless applications the isotropic radiator is theoretical, although the dipole antenna roughly approximates it. It is used as a standard reference source against which the performance of other antennas is measured.

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