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    Multimode horn antennas for far-infrared astronomy

    Murphy, J.Anthony and Bracken, Carl and Doherty, Stephen and McAuley, Ian and Wilson, D. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Trappe, Neil and Gradziel, Marcin and Ade, P.A.R. and Gleeson, E. and Maffei, B. and Lamarre, J.-M. and Noviello, F. and Peacocke, T. and Pisano, G. and Puget, J.-L. and Savini, G. and Sudiwala, R. and Withington, S. and Wylde, R.J. and Yurchenko, V. (2014) Multimode horn antennas for far-infrared astronomy. In: 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014). IEEE, pp. 2580-2582. ISBN 9788890701849

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    Multi-mode horns combined with bolometric or incoherent detectors are finding application in astronomical receivers for which partially coherent operation can provide increased throughput and thus sensitivity. This is advantageous when observing faint sources, especially if diffraction limited resolution is not required, or if the horn beam is truncated by a cold stop in the optical train. We discuss how such horns can be simulated and present examples from receiver instrumentation on the Planck and SPICA space telescopes.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The authors would like to acknowledge support for this research from the European Space Agency and Enterprise Ireland through PRODEX and TRP contract funding
    Keywords: horn antenna; multimode; far-infrared astronomy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 9841
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    Depositing User: Dr. Neil Trappe
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 14:59
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: European Space Agency, Enterprise Ireland (EI)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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