By Topic

Amplitude performance of Ruze and Rotman lenses

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
$31 $31
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

2 Author(s)

Ruze and Rotman lenses are devices which can be used to form multiple beams for antenna arrays. A previous paper has shown these lenses can be designed for low-phase aberrations and minimum size. Published work on these lenses has concentrated on phase and largely neglected amplitude performance (except Maybell). Here, a theoretical model is developed which predicts the primary amplitude distribution across the array ports of the lens; this then allows predictions of insertion loss and sidelobe levels of the fed array. An experimental waveguide-fed parallel-plate lens has constructed, and amplitude and phase performance measured. Comparison with the theoretical predictions shows good agreement. The multiple beam radiation patterns produced by a 16-element array fed by this lens have also been measured. The lens has a low insertion loss (¿2 dB) and provides a low sidelobe level (¿20 dB) for the 8¿12 GHz band.

Published in:

Radio and Electronic Engineer  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 9 )