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A method for producing a shaped contour radiation pattern using a single shaped reflector and a single feed

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3 Author(s)
Cherrette, A.R. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; Shung-Wu Lee ; Acosta, R.J.

Eliminating the corporate feed network in shaped contour beam antennas will reduce the expense, weight, and RF loss of the antenna system. One way of producing a shaped contour beam without using a feed network is to use a single shaped reflector with a single feed element. For a prescribed contour beam and feed, an optimization method for designing the reflector shape is given. As a design example, a shaped reflector is designed to produce a continental-United-States (CONUS) coverage beam. The RF performance of the shaped reflector is then verified by physical optics

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Jun 1989

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