# Front-to-back ratio of paraboloidal reflectors

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used the field correlation theorem to determine the power coupled by a prime focus feed associated with a paraboloid which is being illuminated by a uniform plane wave, and computed the front-to-back ratio of unflanged and flanged paraboloids.

Abstract: An analysis is presented which uses the uniform geometrical theory of diffraction for determining the near fields diffracted by a paraboloid either with or without a conical flange attached to its circular rim when an axially propagated plane wave is incident on the concave or convex portion of the paraboloidal reflector. The field correlation theorem is used to determine the power coupled by a prime focus feed associated with the paraboloid which is being illuminated by a uniform plane wave. Based on this analysis, the front-to-back ratio of unflanged and flanged paraboloids is computed. Computed results show satisfactory agreement with the available measured as well as computed results based on alternative procedures. The variation in the on-axis gain on a prime-focus reflector when the feed is displaced from the focus is studied. Typical computed results are presented and compared with the available measured data. Computed results on the front-to-back ratio of paraboloids (flanged or unflanged) illuminated by a PFF whose radiated field exhibits phase variation over a constant radius are also presented. >

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...The geometric theory of diffraction (Narasimhan & Govind, 1991; Rahmat-Samii, 1986; Narasimhan et al, 1981) and moment method (Khayatian & RahmatSamii, 1999) are used for determination of the field in back semi-space, for determination of field features in front semi-space related with diffraction…...

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