Accession Number:

ADD015788

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Forming an Agile Plasma Mirror Effective as a Microwave Reflector.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 7 Apr 92, patented 26 Jan 93,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-01-26

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE