Fabrication and performance of MMW and SMMW platelet horn arrays

Research paper by Robert W. Haas, Dennis Brest, Harry Mueggenburg, Lee Lang, Dave Heimlich

Indexed on: 01 Nov '93Published on: 01 Nov '93Published in: International journal of infrared and millimeter waves


Future spaceborne millimeter and sub-millimeter wave sensing systems will require the sensitivity and resolution only achievable with large focal plane array receiving systems. A technique has been developed for the low cost fabrication of large arrays of millimeter and sub-millimeter wave corrugated feed horns. These arrayed horns exhibit high efficiency and symmetrical receiving patterns and are compatible with integrated receivers. W-band test results of a 3×3 array are presented.