Electromagnetics and Antenna Technology, Ch. 10
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States
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In this chapter, an axisymmetric array-fed confocal parabolic Gregorian reflector antenna system for potential deployment in space from a small satellite is explored. The antenna utilizes a planar array located near the vertex of the primary parabolic reflector. Electromagnetic simulations areused to analyze and optimize the antenna parameters for fixed on-axis peak directivity performance. Simulations of the radiation pattern performance of adual reflector system with an electrically large primary and small subreflector and high magnification are presented. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 10.2 describes the antenna design. Section 10.3 shows simulated results. Section 10.4 has a summary.
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