Time Domain Aperture Antenna Study. Volume 2
Final rept. 21 Dec 1972-21 May 1974
VERMONT UNIV BURLINGTON DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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This research employs a direct time domain model applicable to aperture antennas of any shape excited by fields of any form in space and time to study theoretically the electromagnetic far fields of a paraboloid reflector when fed by a transverse electromagnetic TEM horn antenna. First, the TEM horn antenna is considered as an aperture antenna with an arbitrary excitation Vt applied to its apex. The time domain model is then applied to determine the electric far fields of the TEM horn, and the theoretical results are compared with published experimental data on a relative basis. Reasonable agreement is obtained. Approximate closed form solutions for the electric far fields of the TEM horn in the azimuth plane are also found. Secondly, the TEM horn is studied in terms of current sheets using the vector potential formulation in order to confirm the approximate closed form solutions found in the azimuth plane using the aperture model.
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