Method and Apparatus for Forming an Agile Plasma Mirror Effective as a Microwave Reflector.
Patent, filed 7 Apr 92, patented 26 Jan 93,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment