A high performance 700 GHz feed horn

Boon Kok Tan, Jamie Leech, Ghassan Yassin, Phichet Kittara, Mike Tacon, Sujint Wangsuya, Christopher Groppi

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Abstract

We present a design of a high performance horn operating at 700 GHz. The feed, which comprises three smooth-walled conical sections, is easy to machine and yet has comparable performance to a corrugated horn. The measured radiation patterns show high main beam circularity, low sidelobe level and good agreement with theoretical predictions. The cross-polar level is below -20 dB across a frequency bandwidth of 140 GHz. The new design allows the fabrication of high performance, large format feed arrays cheaply and rapidly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Corrugated horn
  • Electromagnetic horn
  • Focal plane arrays
  • Horn antenna
  • Smooth-walled conical horn
  • Submillimetre astronomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tan, B. K., Leech, J., Yassin, G., Kittara, P., Tacon, M., Wangsuya, S., & Groppi, C. (2012). A high performance 700 GHz feed horn. Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, 33(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10762-011-9845-y