Dictionary of Electrical Engineering

Commonly used terms in the Electrical industry.

radial system
a network of straight wires or other conductors radiating from the base of a vertical monopole antenna that simulates the presence of a highly conducting ground plane beneath the antenna. Typically, radial wires are approximately a quarter wavelength long and are arranged to have equiangular spacing between them. The radial wire ends at the base of the monopole are electrically bonded together and to one conductor of the feedline.