Improved gain and loss factor formulas for a conical horn

Nafati A. Aboserwal, Constantine Balanis, Craig R. Birtcher

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Abstract

The gain and loss factor of the conical horn are revisited based on the spherical and quadratic aperture phase distributions. The gains are compared with the classical data by Gray and Schelkunoff which appeared in the paper by King, in an attempt to confirm their validity and accuracy and to determine whether they were derived based on spherical or quadratic phase distribution. In addition, more accurate loss factors, to account for amplitude and phase tapering over the conical horn aperture, are derived which improve the prediction of the conical horn gain. New formulas for the design of optimum gain conical horns, based on the more accurate spherical aperture phase distribution, are derived and reported, and guidelines are provided for their utility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013 - Proceedings
Pages1510-1511
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2013Jul 13 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

Other2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/7/137/13/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Aboserwal, N. A., Balanis, C., & Birtcher, C. R. (2013). Improved gain and loss factor formulas for a conical horn. In 2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013 - Proceedings (pp. 1510-1511). [6711414] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)). https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2013.6711414