Wrapping a antenna with one way mirrors film

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by Drmario5237, Dec 5, 2018 at 9:18 PM.

  1. Drmario5237

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    Does anyone know if you can increase signal strength a antenna received by wrapping the antenna in one way mirrors film with the clear side on the outside and the reflective mirror on the inside facing the atenna so that radio waves are bounced and reflected on the atenna by the mirror. Also how do you test the amount of current and voltage a attena is receiving from a signal. Can you do it with a multimeter and if so, how? Thanks.
     
  2. nsaspook

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    That's unlikely to improve the signal strength. Your plain-jane multimeter won't work, you need a specialized RF measurement device.

    What type of radio and antenna are you talking about here?
     
  3. Drmario5237

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    Any type of antenna I guess it would be for a rectenna
     
  4. nsaspook

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    That tells me very little about the type other than a possible application for the received signal.
     
  5. Drmario5237

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    Maybe a microstrip, a dipole or parobolic
     
  6. nsaspook

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    How about a log periodic or rhombic? Looks like you're not very serious about this question.
    http://www.antenna-theory.com/
     
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  7. ebp

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    There is nothing whatever that is "one way" about so-called one-way mirror film. It is simply "partially" metalized plastic film, usually polyester. The one way effect is due to difference in light levels on the two sides. Visibility is always from the darker side to the more brightly lit side.
     
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