The far field analysis of parallel plate Luneberg Lenses for various feeds
Birchfield, Robert Boyd.
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This thesis developed expressions for the aperature fields and integral equations for the far field radiation characteristics of the Parallel Plate Luneberg Lens Microwave Antenna operating in the TEM or TE _ modes. These expressions were programmed on a digital computer to predict the far field radiation patterns for several feed systems. Experimentation produced far field radiation patterns that were very close to the theoretical patterns for the TE mode lens and substantially different for the TEM mode lens.