Luneburg lens


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Luneburg lens

[′lü·nə‚bərg ‚lenz]
(electromagnetism)
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Australia has been investigating a type of antenna known as the Luneburg lens.
The Luneburg lens is one of the front runners', Peter Hall, says.
In addition, AT&T has deployed a Super COW equipped with the Luneburg Lens Antenna for the first time in Indiana.
The Luneburg Lens Antenna is AT&T's latest antenna technology innovation.
Datron's patented Luneburg Lens Array (LLA) technology provides a versatile platform for a variety of antenna system applications for commercial, corporate and military aircraft.
The Luneburg Lens Array antenna system is very versatile, offering scalability in both size and frequency, is broadbanded, and delivers excellent satellite reception during high-latitude operation," said Mark Rayner, director of Datron's Airborne Products Division.
In this case, by coating the surface with the tiny U-shaped elements, it acquires properties that mimic something known as a Luneburg lens.
A Luneburg lens has the unusual property of bending light more or less depending on where the light strikes the lens.
Datron's patented Luneburg Lens Array (LLA) antenna systems are the key enabling technology for bringing true broadband capabilities to the airborne market," said Mark Rayner, director of Airborne Products for Datron.
The contracts call for development work related to the design of lens antennas derived from Datron's patented Luneburg lens technology, which was initially developed for airborne direct broadcast satellite television and first flown on a commercial airliner in 1996.