Validation of the EDGES Low-band Antenna Beam Model

@article{Mahesh2021ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the EDGES Low-band Antenna Beam Model},
  author={Nivedita Mahesh and Judd D. Bowman and T J Mozdzen and Alan E. E. Rogers and Raul A. Monsalve and S. Murray and David Lewis},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={162}
}
The response of the antenna is a source of uncertainty in measurements with the Experiment to Detect the Global Epoch of Reionization Signature (EDGES). We aim to validate the electromagnetic beam model of the low-band (50–100 MHz) dipole antenna with comparisons between models and against data. We find that simulations of a simplified model of the antenna over an infinite perfectly conducting ground plane are, with one exception, robust to changes in the numerical electromagnetic solver code… 

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