The radiation field of a small monopole over a ground plane covered with a uniaxially anisotropic plasma with an arbitrary inclination of the optical axis is studied. A steepest descent evaluation of the field integrals has been performed under the elliptic condition, and some calculated power patterns have been studied in comparison with those for a small dipole in an unbounded uniaxially anisotropic plasma. For an arbitrary inclination of the optic axis, considerable differences between the power patterns of the two configurations have been observed. Lateral waves and concentrated field regions are found to occur from mode coupling at the surface of the ground plane.
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