Primary feeds

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


A primary feed associated with a focusing system has as its purpose:
  • In transmission, to illuminate the elements of the system (reflector, lens, and so on) with a characteristic function of well-defined amplitude, phase and polarization, in general stable over the required band, and minimizing spillover losses (§9.5.3).

  • In reception, to collect in an optimal manner the energy concentrated by the focusing system at its focus, in the form of a diffraction pattern (§9.8).


Radiation Pattern High Order Mode Phase Centre Incident Field Hybrid Mode 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Aubry, C. and Bitter, D., ‘Radiation pattern of a corrugated conical horn in terms of Laguerre-Gaussian functions’, Electronics Lettere, Vol. 11, No. 7, pp. 154–156, April 1975.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Clarricoats, P.J.B. and Olver, A.D., Corrugated Horns for Microwave Antennas, Peter Peregrinus, Stevenage, 1984.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Drabowitch, S. and Ancona, C., Antennes II: Applications, Masson, Paris, 1978; translated into English as Antennas II, North Oxford Academic Press, 1986.Google Scholar
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    Elliot, R.S., ‘On the theory of corrugated plane surfaces’, IRE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, Vol. AP-2, No. 2, pp 71–81, April 1954.Google Scholar
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    Jeuken, M.F.J., ‘Corrugated conical horn antenna with small flare angle’, De Ingenieur, Jrg.84/No. 34, August 1972.Google Scholar
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    Love, A.W., ‘The diagonal horn antenna’, Microwave Journal, Vol. 5, pp 117–122, March 1962.Google Scholar
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    Love, A.W., Electromagnetic Horn Antennas, IEEE Press, New York, 1976.Google Scholar
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    Olver, A.D., Clarricoats, P.J.B., Kishk, A.A. and Shafai, L., Microwave Horns and Feeds,Peter Peregrinus, Stevenage, UK, 1994; co-published with IEEE Press.Google Scholar

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

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