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Increase in the prompt radiated field from an IRA by aperture design techniques
Author(s): J. Scott Tyo; Michael J. Baretela; C. Jerald Buchenauer; Leland H. Bowen; Everett G. Farr
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Paper Abstract

Recent results are reported that improve the prompt radiated response from reflector and lens impulse radiating antennas (IRAs) by improved control of the aperture fields of the TEM mode distribution. Both reflector and lens IRAs benefit from trimming the aperture to eliminate portions where the vertical component of the electric field is oriented in the wrong direction. Reflector IRAs can further benefit from reorientation of the TEM feed arm angles as well as the relative size of the feed arms to the maximum aperture radius. Significant improvements over 45-degree feed arms can be realized by making 200-Ohm reflector IRAs with feed arms at 30 degrees from the vertical with the circle of symmetry slightly inside the aperture outer boundary and small amounts of aperture trimming.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4371, Intense Microwave Pulses VIII, (15 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436931
Show Author Affiliations
J. Scott Tyo, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Michael J. Baretela, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
C. Jerald Buchenauer, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Leland H. Bowen, Farr Research, Inc. (United States)
Everett G. Farr, Farr Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4371:
Intense Microwave Pulses VIII
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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