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EBG Focal Feed Improvements for Ka-Band Multibeam Space Applications

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This letter presents the enhancement of an electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) antenna that is used to feed a reflector antenna for a space multibeam application in Ka band. One of the main difficulties in a typical focal feed cluster design is to obtain high illumination performances with neighbored and close radiating elements. The new structure presented in this letter tackles this difficulty by using a two-level EBG antenna as a multibeam focal feed. This last one is designed to illuminate a side-fed offset cassegrain antenna (SFOCA) working in Ka band and dedicated to a multibeam telecommunication coverage over Europe. A prototype has been measured, and the reflector antenna performances have been evaluated in order to show the good results obtained with this new multibeam focal feed.

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IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters  (Volume:8 )