Accession Number:

ADD015399

Title:

Plasma Reflectors for Electronic Beam Steering in Radar Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 7 Apr 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1992-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A method and apparatus for forming plasma sheets of preselected planar curvature, which can be used a mirrors for X-Band microwaves and above. A plasma is created using a shaped anode. Confining magnetic fields maintains the plasma in the shape of the cathode. Additional magnetic fields can provide additional curvature to the plasma sheet. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE