Vectorial far‐field analysis of the fresnel‐zone plate antenna: A comparison with the parabolic reflector antenna

L. Leyten, M.H.A.J. Herben

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Abstract

An analysis of the radiation properties of the Fresnel‐zone plate antenna (FZPA) and the parabolic reflector antenna (PRA) is presented using the Kirchhoff diffraction theory. Expressions are derived for the vectorial far‐field radiation patterns of both antennas. Some computed co‐ and cross‐polar patterns are shown. The most important differences between the radiation properties of the FZPA and PRA are revealed and discussed. The results of the analysis give good insight into future applications of the FZPA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

Keywords

  • Fresnel‐zone plate antenna
  • Kirchhoff diffraction theory
  • parabolic reflector antenna
  • vectorial radiation pattern

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