Polarization Losses in Reflector Antennas

Safak M., Yazgan E.

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.33, no.8, pp.899-903, 1985 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Various definitions for polarization-loss efficiency of Cassegrainian and front-fed reflectors are compared. The effects of flare angle, feed taper and the feed pattern asymmetry on the polarization-loss efficiency are investigated. The definitions based on aperture fields are shown to be inadequate and far fields must be used for calculating the polarization losses. © 1985 IEEE