I am a newbie on Electromagnetism and its principles.
Can we possibly propagate the waves in a planar direction? I am working on a project where I have a receiver and transmitter. The receiver needs to detect the direction of the transmitter (boolean whether receiver is in planar direction or not) and the distance from the transmitter.
The transmitter should propagate planar waves eg. in XY plane and the receiver should receive it only when it is in the same XY plane as the transmitter.
Can this be done? If Yes,
- Can I also measure the strength?
- Will the presence of obstructions like human beings, wood, etc. lead to distortion of the plane? I understand that obstructions will definitely reduce the strength. Will the receiver still receive the waves?