A Flexible Surface Description for Arbitrarily Shaped Dielectric Lens Antennas

Conference: GeMiC 2014 - German Microwave Conference
03/10/2014 - 03/12/2014 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 246: GeMiC 2014

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Jaschke, Thomas; Rohrdantz, Benjamin; Jacob, Arne F. (Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik, Technische Universitaet Hamburg-Harburg, 21073 Hamburg, Germany)

A method to efficiently describe arbitrarily shaped dielectric lens antennas based on spherical harmonics is proposed. It requires a low number of expansion coefficients, thereby enabling a fast optimization. The approach is particularly useful for electrically small lenses. An exemplary lens design with a flat gain profile is obtained and validated through measurements.