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Corrugated conical horns with arbitrary corrugation depth
M. S. Narasimhan
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Volume: 43
Issue: 3
Pages: 188 - 192
The form of fields in a conical horn with uniform circumferential corrugations, when the corrugation depth assumes arbitrary values in the interval 0-25 ≦ (h/λ0) ≦ 0·5 is investigated in this paper. Assuming the corrugations to be infinitely thin and sufficiently close-packed, an impedance boundary condition is imposed on the fields in the axial region. Subject to a far-field approximation, accurate expressions are derived for the aperture field through a hybrid-mode formalism, which are subsequently used to calculate numerically the diffracted far-field of the horn supporting the HE11 mode, using Silver's formula. Satisfactory agreement between calculated and measured values of the far-field pattern for a wide-flare horn having arbitrary values of h/λ0 supports the validity of the theory presented. When the half-flare angle (α2) is less than 30°, a closed form expression is derived for the on-axis gain of the horn. © 1973, The Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers. All rights reserved.
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