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Progressive Degenerate Ellipsoidal Phase Plug

This paper will detail the concepts and design of a new phase plug. This device can be utilized to transform a circular planar wave front to a rectangular planar wave front. Such functionality can be very useful for line array applications as well as for feeding the input, or throat section, of a rectangular horn from the output of conventional compression drivers. The design of the phase plug allows for the exiting wave front to have either concave or convex curvature if a planar wave front is not desired. One of the novel features of this device is that there are no discontinuities within the phase plug.

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