Feed Systems for Array-fed Reflector Scansar Antennas

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mizzoni, R.; Orlando, G.; Ravanelli, R.; Valle, P. (Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A , Via Saccomuro 24, Rome, Italy)

Dual linearly polarized Feed Systems illuminating a highly elliptical reflector antenna for scansar instruments are discussed. Linear arrays with elements sharing through reconfigurable beamforming networks (RBFN’s) and/or stacked multimode sectorial horns operated on a single feed per beam basis are examined and compared. The initial design of the preferred solution, based on stacked multimode smoothed wall rectangular feeds is further presented.