Metallized Dielectric Horn and Waveguide Structures for Millimeter-Wave Oscillator/Mixer Systems

Max J. Lazarus, F. R. Pantoja, Michael Geoffrey Somekh

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A new method of producing millimeter - wave oscillator/mixers and associated antenna horns has been developed. This uses the technique of metal coating of a dielectric body, and hence avoids the expensive and difficult machining of conventional metal cavities. A sensitive self-oscillating mixer has been tested in this structure and shown to be free from the unstable operation associated with surface radiation of unshielded dielectric waveguide. Low cr dielectric was used, thus facilitating ease of matching in contrast with the high rnecessary with unshielded guide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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