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Antennas for radio telescopes and satellite communications publications

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Antennas for radio telescopes and satellite communications.

Key publications

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.