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Gain and Loss Factor for Conical Horns, and Impact of Ground Plane Edge Diffractions on Radiation Patterns of Uncoated and Coated Circular Aperture Antennas


Abstract Horn antennas have been used for over a hundred years. They have a wide variety of uses where they are a basic and popular microwave antenna for many practical applications, such as feed elements for communication reflector dishes on satellite or point-to-point relay antennas. They are also widely utilized as gain standards for calibration and gain measurement of other antennas.

The gain and loss factor of conical horns are revisited in this dissertation based on

spherical and quadratic aperture phase distributions. The gain is compared with published classical data in an attempt to confirm their validity and accuracy and to determine whether they were derived based on spherical or quadratic aperture phase distributions. In this work, it ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Aboserwal, Nafati (Author) / Balanis, Constantine A (Advisor) / Aberle, James T (Committee member) / Pan, George (Committee member) / Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Electrical engineering / Electromagnetics / APERTURE ANTENNA / COATED APERTURE ANTENNA / CONICAL HORN GAIN / EDGE DIFFRACTION / LOSS FACTOR / MALIUZHINETS FUNCTION
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 139 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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