Log periodic designs are a well established wideband antenna technology, but one in which the phase center travels along the structure as the frequency varies. When a log periodic antenna is used as a feed for a reflector antenna, the phase center location cannot be maintained at the reflector focus over the frequency range and defocusing results. The purpose of this analysis is to quantify the defocusing loss for a long periodic-fed reflector. The analysis presented compares favorably with measured results.
NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
- Pub Date:
- December 1984
- Log Periodic Antennas;
- Antenna Feeds;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering