1School of Electrical and Computer Engineering -
Tarbiat Modares University
2Tarbiat Modares University
3K. N. Toosi University of Technology
In this paper, simulation and measurement results of 0.7-7 GHz double-ridged guide horn (DRGH) antenna with coaxial input feed section is presented. This antenna, due to the large frequency band required by standards, is appropriate to be used in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and antenna measurement as a transmitter. A step by step method for designing DRGH antenna is given. A suitable taper for the ridges in the horn is designed and its impedance variations along the horn are shown. In addition, a new structure for the electrical field probe in the feed section is introduced by which a shift-down of lower frequency to 0.7 GHz is achieved. A sensitivity analysis is done on the parameters of the proposed structure. Other parameters of the feed section are also investigated and optimized values are obtained. Finally, the proposed antenna has been fabricated and measurement results show good agreement with the simulation.