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Propagation and radiation behavior of dielectric-loaded plural hybrid mode multiflare conical horn antennas

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1 Author(s)
R. A. Nair ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Mankato State Univ., MN, USA

A dielectric-loaded multiflare conical horn exhibiting the desirable features of low sidelobes and cross-polarization with the additional advantage of increased on-axis gain is reported. This new horn is developed by combining the techniques of multimode operation for low cross-polarization and sidelobe levels, and dielectric loading for aperture efficiency enhancement. The condition for the support of balanced hybrid modes for low cross polar radiation in the dielectric-loaded multimode horn is derived. Also, the equation for the dielectric thickness for maximum aperture efficiency at a given frequency is obtained. This new type of multimode horn is potentially simple to design, analyze, and manufacture, yet it exhibits the desirable features of a corrugated conical horn and hence can be an attractive alternative to corrugated conical horns for communication applications

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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 2 )