In this letter, we present the design and the experimental realization of an innovative self-filtering low-noise horn antenna. The proposed radiator consists of the following: a regular WR-62 waveguide connected to a horn antenna, a metallic screen with a vertical slit placed at the section connecting the waveguide and the horn, and a dielectric slab, with metallic omega shapes printed on both faces, placed across the slit. The goal of this design is to reduce the bandwidth of operation of the regular WR-62 horn in order to self-filter the noise captured within the antenna operation band. In the receiving mode, the metallic omega shapes placed across the slit allow transmission only in a narrow frequency band centered around the resonant frequency of the omegas. In such a frequency band, the radiating performances of the proposed antenna are comparable to the ones of a regular WR-62 horn radiator. A proper set of numerical simulations and measurements confirm the effectiveness of the proposed design, which can be successfully used in receiving satellite communication systems.

Bilotti, F., Di Palma, L., Ramaccia, D., Toscano, A. (2012). Self-Filtering Low-Noise Horn Antenna for Satellite Applications. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, 11, 354-357 [10.1109/LAWP.2012.2191129].

Self-Filtering Low-Noise Horn Antenna for Satellite Applications

BILOTTI, FILIBERTO;RAMACCIA, DAVIDE;TOSCANO, ALESSANDRO
2012-01-01

Abstract

In this letter, we present the design and the experimental realization of an innovative self-filtering low-noise horn antenna. The proposed radiator consists of the following: a regular WR-62 waveguide connected to a horn antenna, a metallic screen with a vertical slit placed at the section connecting the waveguide and the horn, and a dielectric slab, with metallic omega shapes printed on both faces, placed across the slit. The goal of this design is to reduce the bandwidth of operation of the regular WR-62 horn in order to self-filter the noise captured within the antenna operation band. In the receiving mode, the metallic omega shapes placed across the slit allow transmission only in a narrow frequency band centered around the resonant frequency of the omegas. In such a frequency band, the radiating performances of the proposed antenna are comparable to the ones of a regular WR-62 horn radiator. A proper set of numerical simulations and measurements confirm the effectiveness of the proposed design, which can be successfully used in receiving satellite communication systems.
Bilotti, F., Di Palma, L., Ramaccia, D., Toscano, A. (2012). Self-Filtering Low-Noise Horn Antenna for Satellite Applications. IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, 11, 354-357 [10.1109/LAWP.2012.2191129].
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