TE11 mode excitation of flanged circular coaxial waveguides with an extended center conductor
Abstract
Properties of circular coaxial waveguide antennas terminated in a plane conductor are analyzed; the most general case the center conductor is of infinite extent. Solutions for mutual admittance and radiated fields are detailed for all asymmetric modes. An asymptotic solution is also derived for the farzone fields. Results are described for TE11mode excitation of coaxial waveguides where (1) outside the aperture the conductor is absent, and (2) the center conductor extends to infinity. Experimental results are described for several examples and excellent agreement with theory is shown. Comparison of the two cases shows that in (1) there is always an optimum frequency for good pattern symmetry and low crosspolarization. The mismatch in case (2) is less than in (1) but pattern symmetry is poor if the ratio of innertoouterconductor radius is greater than about 0.2. Further, in (2), mutual coupling to adjacent annular rings is stronger and the principal plane radiation patterns has widely spaced phase centers.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
 Pub Date:
 December 1987
 DOI:
 10.1109/TAP.1987.1144026
 Bibcode:
 1987ITAP...35.1358B
 Keywords:

 Antenna Radiation Patterns;
 Circular Waveguides;
 Coaxial Cables;
 Microwave Coupling;
 Waveguide Antennas;
 Electrical Impedance;
 Galerkin Method;
 Green'S Functions;
 Magnetic Fields;
 S Matrix Theory;
 Communications and Radar