Antenna gain loss and pattern degradation due to transmission through dielectric radomes
Klopp, Karl A.
Jenn, David C.
Kaminer, Isaac I.
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A computer model for axially symmetric dielectric radomes in the near field of a circular aperture has been developed. This model, based on a method of moments solution for bodies of revolution. is used to determine the electric field pattern of a linearly polarized circular aperture radiation through a dielectric radome. The program is written in FORTRAN and can accommodate rotationally symmetric radome shapes. Arbitrary illumination distributions for the aperture can be specified, and phased scanning of the aperture in both azimuth and elevation is allowed. Computational run time has been reduced by taking advantage of mode symmetry, A separate program has been developed to compute grain. and together these programs are used to determine the pattern degradation and gain loss due to the presence of a radome in the near field
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