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DIAGONAL HORN GAUSSIAN EFFICIENCY ENHANCEMENT BY DIELECTRIC LOADING FOR SUBMILLIMETER WAVE APPLICATION AT 150 GHz

By O. Xu

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Abstract:
The dielectric pyramid loaded and the dielectric cone loaded diagonal horn working at 150 GHz are investigated by using Gaussian beam mode analysis. With extremely low cross-polarized and axially symmetrical field distribution in the horn aperture, the calculated fundamental Gaussian mode coupling achieves about 98%. The far field radiation patterns of the two antennas are analyzed using fundamental Gaussian mode aperture-field distribution model whose results agree with high-accuracy CSTTM software computations, indicating that the dielectric loaded horns radiate fine Gaussian beams. The dielectric loaded geometry may be used to modify the diagonal horns with distorted beam.

Citation:
O. Xu, "Diagonal Horn Gaussian Efficiency Enhancement by Dielectric Loading for Submillimeter Wave Application at 150 GHz ," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 114, 177-194, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER10120603
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=10120603

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