Accession Number : ADA417637


Title :   Plasma Antennas: Survey of Techniques and Current State of the Art


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul-Sep 2003


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Jenn, David C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a417637.pdf


Report Date : 29 Sep 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Plasma antennas refer to a wide variety of antenna concepts that incorporate some use of an ionized medium. This study summarizes the basic theory behind the operation of plasma antennas based on a survey of patents and technical publications. Methods of exciting and confining plasmas are discussed, and the current state of the art in plasma technology is examined.


Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , *ANTENNAS , THEORY , SURVEYS , OPERATION , IONIZATION , PATENTS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE