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Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems Application of Reflectors

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ISBN-10: 1608075192

ISBN-13: 9781608075195

Edition: 2013

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

List price: $219.00
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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 3 focuses on the range of reflector antenna applications, including space, terrestrial, and radar. Practicing engineers from across the communications industry share their knowledge with you in this book of practical applications and design information on reflector antennas. This book covers recent developments in…    
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List price: $219.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Artech House
Publication date: 5/31/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 450
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
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
Organization of Book Chapters
Reflector Antennas for Space Communications
Contoured Beam Antennas
Single-Offset Shaped Reflector Antenna for Contoured Beams
Dual-Offset Gregorian Reflectors
Gridded-Reflector Antennas
Multiple-Beam Antennas
Frequency Reuse Schemes
Multiple-Beam Antenna Types
Design and Analysis of Multiple-Beam Reflector Antennas
Multiple-Beam Antenna Design Examples for Various Satellite Services
Reflector Antennas for Terrestrial Communications
Large Earth Station Reflector Antenna
Design Method
Main Performance
Tri-Reflector Offset Antenna for Terrestrial Microwave Relay Link Systems
Electrical Design
Structural Design
Main Performance of a Prototype Antenna
Shaped Beam Horn Reflector Antenna for 20/30-GHz-Band Communication Systems
Offset-Shaped Dual-Reflector Antenna with an Elliptical Aperture for Satellite News Gathering
Reflector Design
Mechanical Structure
Main Performance
Low-Profile Dual-Shaped Reflector Antenna with an Elliptical Aperture for Aeronautical Satellite Communication Systems
Design Method
Main Performance
Compact Reflector Antenna for Ku-Band ESV and VSAT
Compact Reflector Antenna Problems
Design Example
Main Performance
Single-Reflector Wide-Beam-Spacing Multibeam Antennas
Multisector Omnidirectional Offset-Shaped Reflector Antenna for 26-GHz-Band Fixed Wireless Access Base Station
Reflector Antennas for Terahertz Imaging Applications
Reflector Systems Focusing in the Fresnel Region
Focusing in the Fresnel or Fraunhofer Region
Field in the Target Plane of a Focusing Reflector
General Properties of the Field in the Target Plane
Equivalence Between Offset Parabolic and Elliptical Reflectors
Imaging with Focal Plane Arrays
Relationship Between the Reflector Aperture Efficiency and the Power Received by an Antenna in the Focal Plane of the Reflector
Focal Plane Sampling in Active Systems
Focal Plane Sampling in Passive Systems
Typical Reflector Systems
Imaging with Mechanical Scanners
Types of Mechanical Scanners
Typical Reflector Systems
Derivation of Field in the Focal Plane of a Focusing Reflector
Effective Height of the Reflector Antenna Feed
Power Received by an Antenna in the Focal Plane of a Focusing Reflector
Integration Time in Passive Detectors
Instrument Background Contribution
Multiband Reflector Antennas
Dual-Band Reflector Antennas with Single Feeds
Dual-Band Reflector Antennas with Multiple Feeds
Multiband Antennas Supporting Several Frequency Bands
Tri-Band Antenna
Multiband Antenna Supporting Five Frequency Bands
Stepped-Reflector Antenna
Reflector Antenna with Reflective and Partially Reflective Surfaces
Reflector Antennas for Remote Sensing Applications
Solid Nondeployable Composite Reflectors
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
JASON Advanced Microwave Radiometer Antenna
Deployable Reflector Antennas
Deployable Composite Reflectors
Deployable Mesh Reflectors
Inflatable Reflectors and Structures
Feed Assemblies, Passive Intermodulation, Multipaction, and Corona
Feed Components
E-Plane, H-Plane, and Magic Tees
Orthomode Transducers
Feed Design
Integrated Design Approach
Other Key RF Design Considerations
Precision RF CAD Tools
Mechanical and Thermal Design
Manufacturing Methods
Feed Examples
Standard C-Band Feed
Standard Ku-Band Feeds
K-Ka-Band Feed
Low Profile K-Ka-Band Network for Feed Array
K-Ka-Q-Band Network
Ku-Band Tracking Feed
Qualification and Protoflight Testing
Feed Assembly Deleterious High-Power RF Effects: Passive Intermodulation, Gas Ionization/Corona, and Multipactor
Passive Intermodulation
The PIM Problem
PIM Denned
Causes of PIM
Mathematical Definition [18, 19]
PIM as a Function of Incident Power
PIM Mitigation
Susceptible Systems
Hardware PIM Requirements
PIM Test and Verification Methods
Multipactor, Corona, and Ionization Breakdown
Corona and Ionization Breakdown
Hardware Test Requirements
Generic PIM Test Setup Equations Related to Far-Field Tx Flux Density
Generic PIM Test Setup Equations Related to Far-Field Rx Coupling
Example Test Procedure
Deployable Reflectors
Reflector Classifications
Classifications According to Reflector Surface Geometry
Classification According to Reflector Surface Type
Segmented Reflectors
Semirigid Surface Reflectors: Spring-Back Antennas
Inflatable/Rigidizable Reflectors
Woven-Mesh Surface: The Wrap-Rib Reflector
Knitted-Mesh Surface Reflectors
The Knitted Mesh
The Shaping Net/Soft Structure
The Deploying Structure
Mesh and Soft-Structure Management Provisions
Reflector Subsystem Design Considerations
Electrical Requirements
Mechanical Requirements
Thermal and Environmental Requirements
Mechanical Aspects of Reflector Antennas for Space Applications
Mechanical Considerations for Spaceflight Antenna Reflectors
Spaceflight Reflector Design Requirements
RF Requirements
Mechanical Requirements
Reflector Geometries
Mechanical Design Considerations
Reflector Support Points and Interfaces
Dynamics Considerations
Acoustics Considerations
Thermal Considerations
Construction Considerations
Design Configuration
Reflector Construction Materials
Manufacturing Considerations
Mold Tooling
Mold Tool Surface Accuracy
Mold Tool Design Considerations
Mold Tool Material Options
Composite Fabrication Equipment Requirements
Mechanical and Environmental Testing
Fabrication In-Process Testing
Reflector Assembly Acceptance and Environmental Testing
Concluding Remarks
About the Editors
List of Contributors