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|Title: ||Additively manufactured profiled conical horn antenna with dielectric loading|
|Authors: ||Zhang, Shiyu|
Cadman, Darren A.
Smooth profiled horn antenna
|Issue Date: ||2018|
|Citation: ||ZHANG, S., CADMAN, D.A. and VARDAXOGLOU, J.C., 2018. Additively manufactured profiled conical horn antenna with dielectric loading. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 17(11), pp. 2128 - 2132.|
|Abstract: ||The world's first additively manufactured dielectric loaded profiled conical horn antenna is presented in this letter. With a smooth profiled flare and two loaded dielectric core materials, this horn offers symmetrical patterns, wideband gain, low sidelobe level, and low cross polarization. Additive manufacturing, including electroplating, has been employed to address the fabrication challenges. The measurement results show that the fabrication process produces a horn antenna with reduced mass and volume (<;200 g with three-dimensional-printed flange) and high antenna performance with realized gain 16-20 dBi, sidelobe level -22 to -19 dB across the frequency range from 9 to 15 GHz.|
|Description: ||This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IEEE under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/|
|Sponsor: ||This work was supported by the UK's Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) under the project ‘Synthesizing 3D Metamaterials for RF, Microwave and THz Applications’ (Grant ref:
|Publisher Link: ||https://doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2018.2871029|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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