Global Patent Index - EP 1004151 A2

EP 1004151 A2 2000-05-31 - IMPROVED REFLECTOR ANTENNA WITH A SELF-SUPPORTED FEED

Title (en)

IMPROVED REFLECTOR ANTENNA WITH A SELF-SUPPORTED FEED

Title (de)

VERBESSERTE REFLEKTORANTENNE MIT SELBSTTRAGENDEM SPEISEELEMENT

Title (fr)

VERSION AMELIOREE D'UNE ANTENNE A REFLECTEUR DOTEE D'UNE ALIMENTATION AUTOPORTEE

Publication

EP 1004151 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98941971 A

Priority

  • SE 9801478 W
  • US 5622097 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9910950A2] The invention consists of improvements of reflector antennas with self-supported feeds. The feed consists of a waveguide tube, a dielectric joint and a sub-reflector. The tube is attached to the center of the rotationally symmetric reflector and extends to the focal region of it. The sub-reflector is located in front of the tube, and the surface of this sub-reflector is provided with rotationally symmetric grooves also called corrugations. The improvements of the present invention are (1) a ring focus reflector to improve the gain of the antenna, (2) an elevated central region of the reflector to reduce the return loss, (3) metal screws or cylinders to strongly fasten the sub-reflector to the tube, (4) corrugations or other similar means around the rim or the reflector in order to reduce far-out sidelobes, (5) dual-band operation by means of a coaxial waveguide outside the circular waveguide in the tube, and (6) dielectric filling or covering of the corrugations or of the region between the corrugations and the waveguide tubeend, both in order to avoid the gathering of water, dust or other undesired material in this area which could destroy the performance of the antenna.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01Q 15/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01Q 1/42 (2006.01); H01Q 15/14 (2006.01); H01Q 19/13 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01Q 19/134 (2013.01); H01Q 1/42 (2013.01); H01Q 15/147 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9910950A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 9910950 A2 19990304; WO 9910950 A3 19990520; AU 9011998 A 19990316; BR 9811241 A 20000815; CN 1151590 C 20040526; CN 1271470 A 20001025; DE 69836636 D1 20070125; EP 1004151 A2 20000531; EP 1004151 B1 20061213