The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Antennas for radio telescopes and satellite communications.
Thomas BM, 1989, ‘Coming down to earth; how Australian radioastronomy and satellite communications interact’, Southern Astronomy, 2: 32-37.
Thomas BM, James GL, 1987, ‘Electromagnetic design of antennas for earth stations and radio telescopes’, IEAust. Trans. Multi-disciplinary Eng, GE-11: 21-27.
Thomas BM, 1986, ‘A review of the early developments of circular-aperture hybrid-mode corrugated horns’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, AP-34: 930-935.
Thomas BM, James GL, Greene KJ, 1986, ‘Design of high-performance wideband corrugated conical feed-horns’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, AP-34: 750-757.
Thomas BM, James GL, Greene KJ, Parsons BE, Yabsley DE, Humphries PW, Cudmore RAM, Lee SMC, 1985, ‘Upgrade of the OTC(A) Moree 1 Earth Station antenna’, Journal Electrical and Electronics Eng., Aust, 5: 180-188.
Greene KJ, Thomas BM, 1984, ‘An accurate technique for measuring the on-axis axial ratio of circularly-polarised feed-systems’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, AP-32: 1379-1382.
James GL, Thomas BM, 1982, ‘TE to HE cylindrical waveguide mode converters using ring-loaded slots’, IEEE Trans Microwave Theory and Techniques, MTT-30: 278-285.
Thomas BM, Greene KJ, 1982, ‘A curved-aperture corrugated horn having very low cross-polar performance’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, AP-30: 1068-1072.
Thomas BM, 1978, ‘Design of corrugated conical horns’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, AP-26: 367-372.
Thomas BM, Minnett HC, 1978, ‘Modes of propagation in cylindrical waveguides with anisotropic walls’, Proc. IEE, 125: 929-932.
Minnett HC, Thomas BM, 1976, ‘Symmetric reflectors with zero depolarisation’, Electron. Lett., 12: 291-293.
Thomas BM, 1971, ‘Theoretical performance of prime-focus paroboloids using cylindrical hybrid-mode feeds’, Proc. IEE, 118: 1539-1549.
Thomas BM, 1970, ‘Prime-focus one- and two-hybrid-mode feeds for radio telescopes’, Electron. Lett., 6: 460-461.
Thomas BM, 1970, ‘Matching focal-region fields with hybrid-modes’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation,AP-18: 404-405.
Thomas BM, Minnett HC, Vu TB, 1969, ‘Fields in the focal region of a spherical reflector’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, AP-17: 229-232.
Minnett HC, Thomas BM, 1968, ‘Fields in the image space of symmetrical focusing reflectors’, Proc. IEE, 115: 1419-1430.
Minnett HC, Thomas BM, 1966, ‘A method of synthesizing radiation patterns with axial symmetry’, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, AP-14: 654-656.
Note: Reports prepared on engineering aspects of earth-station antennas were treated as ‘commercial-in-confidence’, and are not included here.