Improving the aperture efficiency in impulse radiating antennas using polarization control

J. Scott Tyo, C. Jerald Buchenauer, James Boddeker

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Abstract

The improvement in the aperture efficiency of impulse radiating antennas using polarization control is discussed. The aperture efficiency is further increased by reorientation of the fields in the aperture plane using a uniaxially conducting mesh. The local direction of conduction is determined by computing the TEM mode distribution in the aperture plane and projecting that on to the paraboloidial surface through a stereographic projection. The result shows that the replacement of the solid paraboloidal reflector with a mesh of uniaxially conducting wires, substantially increase the radiated fields from Impulse Radiating Antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1764-1767
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Volume2
StatePublished - Sep 29 2004
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium 2004 Digest held in Conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 25 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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