Multilayer phase correcting fresnel zone plate reflector antennas

Y. J. Guo*, S. K. Barton

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Owing to its flat nature and light weight etc., the Fresnel zone plate antenna is becoming very attractive for such applications as DBS reception and receive‐only VSAT. The disadvantages of low efficiency and high sidelobes of the simple and the phase reversing zone plates can be improved by using phase correcting techniques. In this paper, a systematic investigation on the efficiency and sidelobe performance of subzone phase correcting zone plate antennas is presented. The design of a form of multilayer phase correcting zone plate reflector is described. A quarter‐wave zone plate reflector constructed with three dielectric layers and metallized rings is reported, with measured peak efficiency of 55 per cent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Satellite Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Flat plate
  • Fresnel zone plate
  • Reflector antennas
  • Subzone phase correction


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