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/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA417637


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