Antenna Ground Plane Reflectors
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Radio Telecommunications Antenna Reflectors
 
In the field of radio telecommunication a  ground plane structure or relationship exists between the antenna and another conductive (reflective) surface which permits the antenna to function as such (e.g., forms a reflector or director for an antenna). This sometimes serves as the near-field reflection point or as a reference ground in a antenna circuit.

There are a variety of ground planes, including drooping ground planes, and flat circular ground plane antennas. A ground plane  may consist of a natural surface, such as the earth or an artificial surface of opportunity (such as the roof of a motor vehicle). A ground plane can also be a specially designed artificial surface (such as the radial elements of a quarter-wave ground plane antenna).  

Commercially pure copper wire cloth (mesh) being highly conductive provides a highly reflective substitute grounding  structure for the antenna.  Elevated installations such as roof tops and nautical applications (boats, ships, floating platforms or objects) typically rely on copper mesh for ground reference. 

Popular Copper Mesh Ground Plane Specifications

Data Sheet

Openings Per Linear Inch

Wire Diameter

Width of Opening

Weight Lbs/SF

Open Area

Inches

M.M.

Inches

M.M.

PDS Photo  8 Mesh

0.028

0.71

0.097

2.46

0.466

60.2%

PDS   10 Mesh

0.025

0.635

0.075 1.905 0.463 56.3%
PDS   12 Mesh

0.023

0.584

0.060

1.52

0.478

52.4%

PDS   14 Mesh

0.020

0.508

0.051

1.30

0.422

51.8%

PDS Photo 16 Mesh

0.011

0.279

0.0515

1.30

0.143 67.9%
PDS Photo 100 Mesh 0.0045 0.114 0.0055 0.140 0.158 30.3%
PDS   100 Mesh

0.0022

0.055

0.0078

0.198

0.053

60.8%

PDS Photo 145 Mesh

0.0022

0.055

0.00469

0.1168

0.067

46.4%

 
The 8,10,12 and 14 Mesh Specifications are the most durable and should be considered for any high-rise Roof top application that may be subject limited foot traffic.

The 16 Mesh specification is popular for marine applications that can be protected with a durable sealant.

For information regarding galvanic corrosion between Copper and other materials, click here.

 
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Last modified: November 18, 2016