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Advanced Technology in Satellite Communication Antennas : Electrical and Mechanical Design - Takashi Kitsuregawa

Advanced Technology in Satellite Communication Antennas

Electrical and Mechanical Design

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Published: 19th December 1990
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From the experts at the Antenna Section of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, comes this practical reference that details design and analysis methods, mechanical design, and product assurance. The only sourcebook to cover every aspect of satellite communication antenna technology, this is the first comprehensive book on multireflector antennas based on beam mode theory.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Fundamentals of Antenna Technologyp. 1
Radiation of Electromagnetic Wavesp. 1
Basis of Electromagnetic Fieldsp. 1
Radiation Fieldsp. 5
Geometric Opticsp. 14
Geometric Theory of Diffractionp. 21
Antenna Parametersp. 27
Analysis of Multireflector Systemp. 31
Geometric Analysis of Quadric Surface of Revolutionp. 31
Analysis by Beam Mode Expansionp. 45
Applications to Aperture Antennasp. 58
Components of Feed Systemp. 71
Dual-Mode Conical Hornsp. 71
Corrugated Conical Hornsp. 73
Polarizersp. 81
Orthomode Transducersp. 86
Electrical Design of Earth Station Antennasp. 93
Introductionp. 93
Design Approachp. 96
General Conceptsp. 96
Satellite Communication Link Designp. 98
Design Criteriap. 101
Design Procedurep. 105
Axially Symmetric Antennasp. 108
General Conceptsp. 108
Cassegrain Reflector Antennasp. 111
Cassegrain Reflector Antennas with Beam Waveguide Feedsp. 126
Improvement of the Radiation Patternp. 140
General Conceptsp. 140
Edge Diffraction Effectsp. 143
Spillover Power Effectsp. 148
Subreflector Blockage Effectsp. 149
Phase Error Effectsp. 159
Prediction of Radiation Patternp. 159
Offset Antennasp. 161
General Conceptsp. 161
Offset Single-Reflector Antennasp. 162
Offset Dual-Reflector Antennasp. 163
Offset Antennas with Beam Waveguide Feedsp. 171
Elliptical-Beam Antennas and Steerable-Beam Antennasp. 177
General Conceptsp. 177
Elliptical-Beam Antennasp. 177
Steerable-Beam Antennasp. 181
Feed Systemsp. 188
General Conceptsp. 188
Feed Systems for Diplex Operationp. 189
Feed Systems for Frequency Reusep. 192
Feed Systems for Multifrequency Bandsp. 196
Mechanical Techniques for Earth Station Antennasp. 201
Introductionp. 201
Autotrack Systemp. 201
General Conceptsp. 201
Error Detection Methodsp. 203
Antenna Drive and Controlp. 213
Antenna Angular Accuracyp. 222
Mechanical Designp. 230
General Conceptsp. 230
Design Approachp. 232
Conceptual Designp. 235
Structural Designp. 240
Weather Resistancep. 256
Some Manufacturing Considerationsp. 260
Homology Designp. 261
General Conceptsp. 261
Structural Designp. 262
Focus Adjustmentp. 266
Installation and Testingp. 267
General Conceptsp. 267
Installationp. 269
Measurement of Reflector Surface Errorsp. 275
Measurement of Natural Frequencyp. 283
Measurement of Other Mechanical Performancep. 284
Measurement of Pointing and Tracking Accuracyp. 287
Operation and Maintenancep. 290
General Conceptsp. 290
Intelsat Standard-A Earth Station Antennap. 291
Operationp. 293
Maintenancep. 294
Satellite Antennasp. 299
Introductionp. 299
Design Approachp. 300
Launch and Space Environmentsp. 300
Design Procedurep. 303
Single-Beam Antennasp. 305
General Conceptsp. 305
Horn Antennasp. 305
Paraboloidal Reflector Antennasp. 311
Horn Reflector Antennasp. 313
Shaped-Beam Antennasp. 313
General Conceptsp. 313
Antenna Type and Trade-Offp. 318
Shaped-Reflector Antennasp. 318
Shaped-Reflector Antennas Modified by Plane Wave Synthesisp. 329
Paraboloidal Reflector Antennas Fed by Multihornp. 331
Shaped-Reflector Antennas Fed by Multihornp. 337
Multibeam Antennasp. 340
General Conceptsp. 340
Offset Paraboloidal Reflector Antennasp. 341
Offset Cassegrain and Offset Gregorian Reflector Antennasp. 342
Bifocal Reflector Antennasp. 349
Multifocal Reflector Antennasp. 351
Beam-Forming Networkp. 354
General Conceptsp. 354
Design of the Beam-Forming Networkp. 355
Multipactor and Passive Intermodulationp. 363
Antenna Pointing Systemp. 368
General Conceptsp. 368
RF Sensorsp. 369
Antenna Pointing Mechanismp. 372
Mechanical Designp. 381
Mechanical Features of Satellite Antennasp. 381
Materialsp. 382
Structural Analysis and Designp. 387
Thermal Designp. 388
Product Assurancep. 393
General Conceptsp. 393
Reliability Assurancep. 395
Quality Assurancep. 396
Future Trendsp. 398
Indexp. 407
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ISBN: 9780890063873
ISBN-10: 0890063877
Series: Antennas & Propagation Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 19th December 1990
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.8