Multibeam antenna study, Phase 2.
- Byrnes, P. J.
- Jul 2, 1973.
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- An antenna system concept for point to point communication between any two points in the Continental United States was developed using a synchronous orbit satellite. The design and fabrication of a two dimensional artificial dielectric lens contained in a parallel plate waveguide system is presented. The experimental pattern and voltage standing wave ratio results are listed from tests with four different lenses: a plano-convex natural dielectric (Teflon) lens, a plano-convex artificial dielectric lens, a two-point corrected Teflon lens, and a two-point corrected artificial dielectric lens. A computer simulated design of an operational two lens, 24 beam configuration is also presented. The computer design presents overlays of each beam onto the Continental United States from a fixed synchronous orbit satellite with a definition of these areas where beam-to-beam isolation is not sufficient to permit the reuse of frequency.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19730022439.
Accession ID: 73N31171.
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