Accession Number:

ADD019512

Title:

Plasma Antenna With Currents Generated by Opposed Photon Beams

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 23 Mar 99

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A plasma antenna with a plasma column is provided. Lasers are disposed to transmit photon beams through the plasma in an alternating, oppositely directed fashion. When a laser is energized, its laser beam produces photon-electron collisions that impart momentum to electrons in the plasma. Alternating the operation of the lasers produces an alternating current in the plasma that radiates an electromagnetic field.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE