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Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems Theory and Design of Reflectors

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ISBN-10: 160807515X

ISBN-13: 9781608075157

Edition: 2013

Authors: Satish K. Sharma, Lotfollah Shafai, Sudhakar Rao

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This is the first truly comprehensive and most up-to-date handbook available on modern reflector antennas and feed sources for diversified space and ground applications. There has never been such an all-encompassing reflector handbook in print, and no currently available title offers coverage of such recent research developments. The Handbook consists of three volumes.Volume 1 provides a unique combination of theoretical underpinnings with design considerations and techniques. The need for knowledge in reflector antennas has grown steadily over the last two decades due to increased use in space and ground applications, as well as their high gain and wide bandwidth capabilities - relatively…    
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List price: $189.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Artech House
Publication date: 6/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Dr. Mysore Sudhakar Rao was born during the times of the British Raj. He derives great pride from the progress and rich heritage of his country, evident in many of his short stories. His father was a high ranking administrative official during the days of India as a colony of the English as well as in the early years post independence. Dr. Rao has many fond memories of his childhood and youth as the progeny of a "Brown Sahib" and many of his stories are set in this era. These stories are a mine of information on now extinct vocations, cultural practices, religious customs etc.Professionally, Dr. Rao is a renowned Urologist with more than 300 technical publications to his credit. He…    

Reflector Antenna Basics
Feed Sources for Reflector Antennas
Analysis of Reflector Antennas
Advanced Reflector Antenna Configurations
Important Fundamental Parameters
Organization of the Book
Numerical Techniques for Reflectors
Reflector Geometry Using a Surface of Revolution
Rays in a Parabola
Geometric Optics
Feed Modeling
Analytical Feed Models
Spherical Wave Expansion Feed
Currents Expansion Feed
Reflector Analysis Methods
Aperture Method
PO Analysis
GO/GTD Analysis
Shooting and Bouncing Analysis
Moment Method Reflector Analysis
Reflector Size Limitation
Polygon Struts
Metal Space Frame Radome
Dual Reflector
Dual Grid Reflector
Reflector Coupling
Classical Reflector Antennas: Design Guidelines and Performance Characteristics
General Conic-Section-Generated Reflectors
Conic Sections
Conic-Section-Generated Reflectors
Parabolic Reflectors
Geometrical Parameters
Feed Patterns
Edge Tapers and Feed Tapers
Reflector Pattern Characteristics
Off-Focus Feeds
Beam Squint
Symmetric Versus Offset Parabolic Configurations
Folded-Optics Reflectors
Cassegrain and Gregorian Reflectors
The Equivalent Paraboloid
Feed and Subreflector Blockage
Efficiency Factors
Offset Dual-Reflector Systems
Antenna Noise Temperature
Reflector Shaping
Other Classical Reflectors
Corner Reflectors
Spherical Reflector
Reflectors with Parabolic Arc
Reflector Antennas with Adaptive Apertures
Theory and Overview
Reflector Antenna Performance with Individual TE<sub>11<sub>, TM<sub>01<sub>, and TE<sub>21</sub> Modes of a Circular Waveguide Feed
Reflector Antenna Performance with Dual Mode Feed Horns
Symmetric Reflector with TE<sub>11</sub> + TM<sub>01</sub> Mode Feed Horn
Offset Reflector with TE<sub>11</sub> + TM<sub>01</sub> Mode Feed Horn
Symmetric Reflector with TE<sub>11</sub> + TE<sub>21</sub> Mode Feed Horn
Offset Reflector with TE<sub>11</sub> + TE<sub>21</sub> Mode Feed Horn
Symmetric Reflector with a Tri-Mode Circular Waveguide Feed
Practical Triple-Mode Feed Horn
Symmetric Reflector Antenna Performance with the Tri-Mode Feed
Multiple Phase Center Offset Reflectors with TM<sub>11</sub> + TM<sub>21</sub> Microstrip Patch Feeds
Reflector Shaping
Reflector Shaping Considerations
Reflector Shaping Techniques
Frequency Re-Use
Reflector Shaping Using Synthesis Techniques
Shaping Limitations and Manufacturing Aspects
Bifocal and Bicollimated Dual Reflector Antennas
Bifocal Dual Reflector Antennas
Cassegrain Configuration
Gregorian Configuration
Multifocal Dual Reflector Antennas
Bicollimated Dual Reflector Antenna
Design Procedure
Polynomial Approximation
Equivalent Gregorian Confocal Reflector
Limiting Gregorian Confocal Reflector
Phase Error Analysis
Design Example
Bifocal and Bicollimated Dual Reflector Antenna Applications
Determination of the Parameters P, L, a, and d
Three-Dimensional Ray Tracing Procedure
Advanced Reflector Antennas
Confocal Antenna System
Side-Fed and Front-Fed Offset Cassegrain Antenna Systems
Nonfocused Reflector Antenna
Reconfigurable Reflector Antennas
ADE Reflector Antennas
Reflectarray Antennas
General Design Guidelines
Aperture Efficiency of Reflectarray and Comparison with Conventional Parabolic Reflector
Illumination Efficiency
Spillover Efficiency
Polarization Efficiency
Phase Efficiency
Blockage Efficiency
Dielectric and Conductor Loss
Contribution of Scattering from Constituent Components of a Reflectarray to Its Near-Field and Far-Field Operation
Different Types of Reflectarray Cell Elements
Different Types of Reflectarray Antennas
About the Editors
List of Contributors