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Beam waveguide design for high-power applications
Author(s): William A. Imbriale; Daniel J. Hoppe; M. S. Esquivel; B. L. Conroy
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Paper Abstract

A beam waveguide (BWG) design suitable for high-power applications is described. The design features a transmit-only, four-port high-gain horn as input to a BWG system with a single parabolic mirror and three flat plates. The use of a single parabolic mirror is such that the highest field concentration is no greater than that caused by the horn itself. The horn is linearly polarized and a grid reflector is used to reflect the orthogonal polarization into the receive feed. A rotatable dual polarizer provides for arbitrary transmit polarization. The dual-reflector system is shaped to provide uniform illumination over the main reflector and therefore maximum gain for the given size aperture. Measured data from a scale model BWG system are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1629, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137131
Show Author Affiliations
William A. Imbriale, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Daniel J. Hoppe, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
M. S. Esquivel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
B. L. Conroy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1629:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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