Far Field Radiation Pattern Calculation of the Parabolic Reflector Antenna in Terms of Line Integrals by the Modified Edge Representation


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C   No.2   pp.235-242
Publication Date: 2007/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.2.235
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Electromagnetic Theory and Its Application)
Category: Fundamental Theory of Electromagnetic Fields
Modified Edge Representation,  physical optics,  

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This paper presents the Physical Optics field calculation in terms of only line integrations by using the Modified Edge Representation technique (MER), the alternative way of the surface integration. Not only the diffracted fields as in the conventional method of equivalent edge currents (EEC) but also the scattering geometrical optics fields are expressed in terms of the MER line integrals. The far field patterns of parabolic reflector antennas with the defocused dipole feed are discussed and the satisfactory agreement with those obtained by the Physical Optics surface integration is demonstrated.