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How Lens Technology works and what advantages it brings over traditional
Luneburg Lenses are capable of taking an incoming plane wave and focusing the wave through refraction onto the opposite side of the Lens.
How an RF Lens Works A RF Lens, similar to an optical lens, forms or bends Electromagnetic waves through refraction. By placing a single radiating element on the surface of spherical RF Luneburg Lens, a high-gain signal is created radiating from the opposite side of the spherical lens.
RF Lens Multi-beam Antenna Design Multiple radiating elements can be placed around the same sphere to create multiple, independent, high-gain beams utilizing the same lens. This allows Lens based antennas to have significant performance improvement as compared to traditional array or dish antenna technology.
Performance and Capacity Improvements RF Lens based antennas can provide significant performance and capacity improvements over traditional antenna technology such as the ability to have; multiple independent beams for high order sectorization, ultra broadband coverage, high isolation between beams and individual beam tilt capabilities.