APPLICATION OF QUASI-OPTICAL SCATTERING THEORY TO A PARABOLOID ANTENNA.
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y
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An investigation of a paraboloid antenna was performed to determine useful analytical expressions for the far-field antenna pattern. The primary excitation was a half-wave electric dipole located at the paraboloid focus. Computations and experimental measurements were compared to demonstrate the particular regions in which the analytical expressions are valid. Methods of modifying the selected theories in specific regions are presented. Emphasis is placed on the solution of the principal-plane and cross-polarized components of the radiated field. The solution for the antenna pattern in other planes is considered straightforward. Author
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