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Such surfaces have various effects on incident electromagnetic waves. A periodic surface is an assembly of identical elements arranged in a one or two-dimensional array. However, if signals of equal amplitude and phase are impressed at ports 2 and 3 simultaneously, a signal will emerge only at port 1, nothing at port 4. From a backscattering point of view, the important feature is that the input impedances at ports 2 and 3 always will be perfectly matched to the subarrays. A signal incident at broadside will be perfectly absorbed with basically no backscatter.
Bottom: At oblique incidence the two subarrays can be excited out of phase as shown. This is one of the unique features of hybrids. Thus, all signals incident from any direction will be absorbed by using hybrids resulting in a low backscattering. Still, it has no bearing on the backscatter. The workings of a circulator is now such that a signal applied to port 1 will occur only at port 2, while a signal applied to ports 2 and 3 will occur only on ports 3 and 1, respectively. Thus a signal incident upon the antenna will see only the receiver input impedance ZR rather than the transmitter impedance ZG.
Since the former in general is matched well to the antenna impedance ZA , a low reradiation will occur in contrast to seeing ZG that may be quite different from ZA see Section B. A generator with impedance ZG at port 1 delivers a signal only to the antenna ZA at port 2. However, an incident signal upon the antenna will be directed only to the receiver at port 3.
Furthermore, we saw in Section 2. We will discuss these in this section. Consider Fig. Clearly, this will lead to a uniform aperture illumination and consequently to a low backscattering, but only at broadside and certain other angles of incidence as discussed in Section 2. Let us next consider the same array; but as shown in Fig. We will now receive less energy in ZL while the excess energy between uniform and tapered illumination will be reradiated, resulting in a high backscatter level.
Middle: A tapered illuminated aperture can absorb only a part of the incident energy. The other part will be reradiated if we use simple T connectors. Bottom: By substituting the T connectors with hybrids, the excess power can be absorbed in the hybrid loads ZH rather than reradiated. We will receive the same amount of energy in the load impedance ZL as in the middle case above; however, the excess energy will be absorbed by the hybrid loads ZH rather than being reradiated Recall : The antenna sections will always be matched so nothing can be reradiated. That will readily produce the tapered aperture distribution as shown.
All dimensions are in millimeters. After Larson, private communication. However, the aperture taper must be the same whether we receive or transmit reciprocity. This proves our case. The examples above are only typical. Endless variations are possible. For example, the hybrids are not restricted to be merely of the 3-dB type. A former Ph. Not being an off-the-shelf item, we had to either order one custom-made or make one ourselves. Clay those the latter approach he was never too keen on telephone negotiations. Overnight he designed, cut the design with an exacto knife and assembled such a hybrid.
The next morning we checked it out on the special antenna. Thank you Clay. As one might suspect, this resulted in numerous erroneous ideas. The author remembers in particular one time when he gave a lecture to a group of engineers in industry about RCS of antennas. You seem to say that the groundplane is our friend. Who is right? Obviously this is not true. Another variation on the same theme consists in substituting the groundplane with an absorber i. Well, from an RCS point of view we are of course right back into the 6-dB case e.
Furthermore, if you have a transmitting power of 1 kW, you will have about W transformed into heat.
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That should be enough to fry an omelet. That scam is discussed in Section 6. It is therefore only natural that its RCS has been the subject of many inves- tigations. Sadly, it has never emerged as a prime candidate for stealth applications. And many designers associate this with scattering from the edges of the horn.
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The real problem is of course that all horn antennas inherently have a tapered aperture illumination. And as shown in Section 2. However, as also mentioned in Section 2. For an in-depth discussion of the scattering from horns when used as a feed antenna in a parabolic cylinder, see Chapter 8.
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Based on our discussion in Section 2. In fact, as illustrated in Fig. Thus, the total pattern and consequently the directivity will remain essentially unchanged; that is, we will receive all the incident energy and have no backscatter for uniform aperture illumination for tapered illumination see Section 2. Nevertheless, not every- one is familiar with the content of Section 2. Here to the right we have used slotted waveguides with triangular cross sections rather than the usual square ones shown to the left.
At much higher frequencies, this approach makes some sense; however, using a hybrid radome instead will in general be more effective. Bottom: Whether you make the array of slotted square waveguides Case I or triangular waveguides Case II , it has very little effect on the scattering in-band. At much higher frequencies, Case II may be superior.