I have a question about dipole construction. I am working with a turnstile, but building dipoles to validate my system with linearly polarized transmission before moving on to circular.
My design has a turnstile deploying from a cubesat, but the elements are spaced apart by the width of the cubesat face (about 4 inches). I'm referring to the center gap, between feedpoints. This is a common design, so I know it's viable. What I want to know is how spacing the elements apart physically affects feedpoint impedance and other characteristics. I haven't been able to find literature on this.
A solid explanation of how this would affect my antenna and/or links to good references would be appreciated.
UHF antenna centered on 433MHz
Copper plated Spring Steel elements