Misphased horn feed for compact range MAK-5M is investigated. The slant of the
horn aperture in the vertical plane obtains the nonaxisymmetrical radiation
pattern. The form of the diagram help to achieve uniform field distribution on
the surface of the reflector. The radiation pattern has a region with
approximately constant value of the amplitude of the field in the horizontal
plane due to the fracture of lateral side of the horn. Angle of the slant and
flare angle of the big horn are optimized for making the best form of radiation
Electrodynamic calculation was
carried out by the method of the integral equations (method of moments) using
FEKO. Using cluster of ITAE RAS allowed carrying out simulation of the field
distribution in the quite zone of the compact range in all frequency range. The
system of horn feed and reflector is considered in free space, the reflection
from the chamber walls are not taken into account.
Compact range MAK-5M with misphased
horn feed will be in the quit zone diameter of 2.5 m non-uniformity field not
exceeding ± 1 dB, and the phase of the non-uniformity of less than 10°. It is
mean the compact range with misphased horn feed allows you to expand the quite
zone of the about 25% in the frequency band from 9.8 to 12 GHz.
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