A Monostatic Antenna-Reflector System for Ultra-Short-Range Radar Applications

Christoph Baer, Christian Schulz, Bianca Will, Ilona Rolfes, Thomas Musch

Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI),pp. 956-957, DOI: 10.1109/APS.2013.6711137, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 7-13, 2013


In this contribution, a novel antenna-reflector system is introduced, which consists of a planar waveguide orthomode transducer, a lens-horn antenna and a transpolarizing reflector. The proposed antenna system eliminates short-range clutter effects like root point reflections and antenna ringing effectively. The setup enables ultra-short-range radar measurements as they are used e.g. for material characterization measurements. Results of 3D-electromagnetic field simulations as well as measurements, that prove the effectiveness of the antenna setup are shown and discussed in detail.


tags: radar, Ultra-Short-Range