Reduced height Luneburg lens antennas for satellite communications-on-the-move

John Thornton, Dave Smith, Steve Foti, Yuanyuan Jiang

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The hemispherical (or half-Luneburg) lens antenna is a candidate type for satellite communications-on-the-move, either singly or as an element in a small array. It offers good aperture efficiency in a reduced height and excellent scanning performance. This work describes the development of half Luneburg lens antennas together with feeding arrangements to provide highly directive antennas with good scanning properties. The effects of the primary feed pattern and other loss mechanisms are investigated and reported. Measured gain for a 432mm diameter polymer lens at 30 GHz is 38.7 dBi.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Conference on Microwave Techniques (COMITE)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
ISBN (Print)9781479981212
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 Conference on Microwave Techniques (COMITE) - Pardubice
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


Conference2015 Conference on Microwave Techniques (COMITE)
Period1/01/15 → …


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