Comparative study on pulse distortion and phase aberration of directive ultra-wideband antennas

N. Turker Tokan, A. Neto, F. Tokan, D. Cavallo

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The authors study and compare the properties of two types of highly directive broadband antennas: linear tapered slot
antenna (LTSA) and leaky lens antenna (LLA). The performance in terms of dispersion and phase centre stability is investigated
for both antennas over a bandwidth exceeding 1:3, by means of experimental results. The pulse distortion is quantified by
calculating the angular dependence of the fidelity factor directly from the measurements. The phase centre movement with
frequency is also measured and the corresponding phase error loss is estimated when these antennas are to be used as
wideband feeds of reflectors. As a consequence of its high phase centre stability, LLA achieves better efficiency than LTSA
in terms of phase aberration for broadband reflector systems. However, the efficiency of LTSA can be considerably enhanced
by proper positioning of the antenna along the reflector axis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1026
Number of pages6
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2013


  • slot antennas
  • broadband antennas
  • lens antennas


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