By Topic

Scale model development of a high efficiency dual polarized line feed for the Arecibo spherical reflector

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
A. Love ; North American Rockwell Corporation, Downey, CA, USA

The experimental development of a 1:6.535 scale model line feed for the Arecibo spherical reflector is described. The 14.7-ft long model at 2810 MHz simulates a 96.6-ft feed at 430 MHz capable of illuminating the full 1000-ft aperture of the reflector. The feed design requirements are discussed and an experimental program is outlined in which the necessary line source parameters were established using a number of leaky cylindrical test sections. Experimental measurements of both the near and far fields of the model feed are described and typical results are quoted and discussed. Finally, some results obtained after installation of a full size feed in the reflector are given and compared with predictions based on the model data.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 5 )