About the use of the term "pyramid horn antenna"


  • Yury P. Mickhayluck Sevastopol National Technical University, Ukraine
  • Alexander A. Savochkin Sevastopol National Technical University, Ukraine




horn antenna, pyramid horn antenna, wedge pyramid horn, wedge-shaped pyramid horn, obelisk horn antenna, inhomogeneous waveguide


Some aspects of terminological correctness of the traditional term “pyramid horn antennas” that is widely used in antenna engineering are discussed. Performed analysis allows making a conclusion that “obelisk horn antennas” is a more correct term for the description of this type of antennas. As an example, this term is applied to the design and experimental research of linearly polarized horn antennas excited by a section of the inhomogeneous waveguide.


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