Radiation characteristics of wide-angle H-plane sectoral horn loaded with dielectric of multiangular shape

Chumachenko V., Turk A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONICS, vol.88, no.1, pp.91-101, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207210150198310
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-101
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


Radiation characteristics of H-plane sectoral horns can be improved or modified by inserting a proper dielectric loading. A study of the radiation of wide-angle sectoral horns with a multiangular dielectric insert that behaves as a lens is presented. Two types of loading are considered, the first in the waveguide feed, the second in the aperture. The method of analysis is the domain product technique utilizing Mathieu function expansions. Numerical investigation has shown that both configurations can provide improvements, but the first lens possesses certain advantages in comparison with the second one. Specifically, it has smaller dimensions and allows minimization of the reflected wave amplitude. Proper choice of the shape of the first insert and material of the dielectric can ensure reduction in the beamwidth, lowering the side lobe level and low return losses in a broad band of frequencies.