In this paper, radiation characteristics of H-plane sectoral horn antenna are treated systematically by investigation of main structural design parameters and, flare edge rolling, throat bending and asymmetric flare effects. The analytical regularization method (ARM) is used to solve the problem of E-polarized wave diffraction in a fast and accurate way. The numerical procedure is initially verified by the analytical solutions, and then the calculated directivity gain patterns are demonstrated for the modeled horn antenna configurations. Proper choices of the antenna parameters, such as horn depth, aperture length, feeder waveguide width, flare angle, wall thickness, flare edge rolling and throat bending are proposed for the designers to reach high directivity gain, narrow beam width, suppressed side lobe levels, increased front-to back ratio and improved aperture efficiency. (C) 2011 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.