Printed circuit board based feed horn

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9300054
APP PUB NO 20120176287A1
SERIAL NO

13349504

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A new class of feed horns is provided based on the use of metamaterial printed circuit board (PCB) liners on the walls of the feed horns. These feed horns may be implemented to achieve low cost operation. PCBs making up the metamaterial liner may be assembled together in such a manner as to form a feed horn with a square or rectangular aperture shape, although other suitable shapes are possible. These PCBs may be fabricated from standard low cost, off-the-shelf dielectric material. A conductor artwork pattern on the PCB surface forming the interior surface of the feed horn can be designed such that the PCB feed horn yields radio frequency (RF) properties similar to that of a corrugated feed horn. A simple flat plate ground plane bonded to the back side of the PCB can serve as the feed horn structure.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATIONBETHESDA, MD3549

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lier, Erik Newtown, US 35 582
Martin, Bonnie G Lumberton, US 4 11

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NORTH SOUTH HOLDINGS INC. (1)
2005/0083,241 MULTI-BAND HORN ANTENNA USING CORRUGATIONS HAVING FREQUENCY SELECTIVE SURFACES 5 2003
 
VEGA GRIESHABER KG (1)
* 2007/0279,309 Patch Antenna with a Ceramic Plate as a Cover 2 2007
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 2002/0011,964 Primary radiator having a shorter dielectric plate 1 2001
 
TDK CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0231,436 Dual- and quad-ridged horn antenna with improved antenna pattern characteristics 7 2005
 
ASTRONICS AEROSAT CORPORATION (1)
* 2006/0071,876 Communication system with broadband antenna 9 2005
 
Yupiteru Industries Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5363105 Structure of multi-band microwave detector 14 1993
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (4)
* 2009/0213,022 HORN ANTENNA, WAVEGUIDE OR APPARATUS INCLUDING LOW INDEX DIELECTRIC MATERIAL 3 2008
2009/0284,429 HORN ANTENNA, WAVEGUIDE OR APPARATUS INCLUDING LOW INDEX DIELECTRIC MATERIAL 1 2008
* 2009/0289,863 ANTENNA ARRAY WITH METAMATERIAL LENS 12 2009
* 2010/0078,203 LOW INDEX METAMATERIAL 3 2009
 
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (1)
* 2005/0044,517 Optimization of routing layers and board space requirements for ball grid array package implementations including array corner considerations 4 2004
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH (2)
2010/0231,464 HIGH GAIN METAMATERIAL ANTENNA DEVICE 16 2010
2010/0283,705 ANTENNAS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS BASED ON METAMATERIAL STRUCTURES 19 2010
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NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
* 9698492 Low-cost diplexed multiple beam integrated antenna system for LEO satellite constellation 0 2015
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