Accession Number:

ADA234560

Title:

Plasma Reflectors for Electronic Beam Steering in Radar Systems

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Methods of generating a planar plasma are investigated. The application is a reflector for radar waves. The use of the plasma reflector could allow electronic beam steering at frequencies above what is generally viable for phased arrays. Three aspects of the planar plasma production are investigated the localization of the plasma, the main plasma production, and the long term viability of the system. Possible applications include ship based antennae at X-Band, and space based antennae at 60 CHz.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE