Authors: Per-Simon Kildal
Source: FERMAT, Volume 14, Communications 10, Mar Apr., 2016
Abstract: The presentation reviews some inventions within reflector antennas and feeds that represented a large step forward when they were introduced, in terms of both performance and industrial or scientific usefulness. The fundamental design principles as well as the actual solutions will be overviewed in a simple manner. The overview covers dipole-disk with ring for ship Earth stations, corrugated horns, hat-fed antennas for radio links, and wideband log-periodic “eleven” feed for SKA and VLBI 2010 radio telescopes. The inventions can in all cases be associated with simple fundamental EM principles, and an improvement of a fundamental subefficiency
Keywords: Reflectors, feeds, wire grid, PEC/PMC strip grid.
View PDFSome Reflector and Feed Antenna Technologies that Made a Difference: Fundamentals and examples from radio telescopes, satellite communications and radio links