A circular Eleven feed with significantly improved aperture efficiency over 1.3-14 GHz
Paper in proceedings, 2012

A new decade bandwidth circular Eleven feed for future radio telescope projects has been developed, with a significantly improved BOR 1 efficiency (therefore aperture efficiency). This Eleven feed is constructed of "circularly" curved folded dipoles on a flat printed circuit board (PCB), with the aim to make this antenna structure more rotationally symmetrical at a very low manufacture cost. The simulated results show that the BOR 1 efficiency of the circular Eleven feed achieves better than 1 dB over a decade bandwidth of 1.3-14 GHz, which is considered as a significant improvement for decade-bandwidth feed technology.

Author

J. Yin

Jian Yang

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Antennas

Miroslav Pantaleev

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

Leif Helldner

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2012. Prague, 26-30 March 2012

2353-2356

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/EuCAP.2012.6205966

ISBN

978-145770918-0

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Created

10/6/2017