Focused systems

Part of the Microwave and RF Technology Series book series (MRFT, volume 12)


In this chapter we consider some examples of focused systems. Of these, some are axially-symmetric and have already been mentioned. In Chapter 7, the parabolic reflector was introduced as an application of the optical path law (§7.3.4). Dielectric lenses were mentioned following the definition of the refractive index of a dielectric medium (see equation (7.13)) — Luneburg, Eaton lenses and geodesic lenses.


Cross Polarization Angular Error Main Reflector Radar Target Primary Feed 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Aubry, C. and Bitter, D., `Sum and Difference radiation patterns of a corrugated) conical horn by means of Laguerre-Gaussian functions’, Proc. V European Microwave Conference, Hamburg, September 1975.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Dijk, J., `The polarisation losses of offset paraboloid antennas’, IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, Vol. AP-22, July 1974.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Drabowitch, S., `A new tracking mode coupler using a corrugated feed for satellite communication Earth-Station antenna’, Proc. VI European Microwave Conference, Rome, pp 165–168, September 1976.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Hannan, P.W., `Microwave antennas derived from the Cassegrain telescope’, IRE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, March 1961.Google Scholar
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    Silver, S. (ed), Microwave Antenna Theory and Design, MIT Radiation Lab. Series, Vol. 12, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1949; reprinted by Peter Peregrinus, Stevenage, 1984.Google Scholar
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    Williams, W.F., `High-efficiency antenna reflectors’, Microwave Journal, July 1965.Google Scholar

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© S. Drabowitch, A. Papiernik, H. Griffiths, J. Encinas and B. L. Smith 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Supérieure d’ElectricitéFrance
  2. 2.University of Nice-Sophia AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.University College LondonUK
  4. 4.formerly of the Institut Supérieure d’Electronique de ParisFrance
  5. 5.Radar and Optics GroupUniversity College LondonUK
  6. 6.Corporate Research CentreAlcatel AlsthomParisFrance

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