Fan-beam antenna


Fan-beam antenna

A fan-beam antenna is a directional antenna producing a main beam having a narrow beamwidth in one dimension and a wider beamwidth in the other dimension. This pattern will be achieved by a truncated paraboloid reflector or a circular paraboloid reflector. Since the reflector is narrow in the vertical plane and wide in the horizontal, it produces a beam that is wide in the vertical plane and narrow in the horizontal. (The larger the antenna dimension, the narrower the beam.)

Figures: A truncated paraboloid reflector and its antenna pattern (a: lateral view, b: frontal view)

Fan beam antennas are used in radar sets.

References

* [http://www.radartutorial.eu/06.antennas/an11.en.html Radartutorial]


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