Accession Number : ADA336339

Title :   Fast, High Power Microwave Components Based on Beam Generated Plasmas

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC FUNDAMENTAL PLASMA PROCESSES

Personal Author(s) : Manheimer, Wallace M.

PDF Url : ADA336339

Report Date : 19 JAN 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : It is shown that the agile mirror plasma, under development as a device to simply and cheaply give electronic steering to microwave beams, also has application as a fast, electronically controlled, high power reflector or phase shifter. In a radar system, this can lead to such applications as pulse to pulse polarization agility and electronic control of antenna gain, as well as to innovative approaches to high power millimeter wave circulators.

Descriptors :   *MIRRORS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *MICROWAVE BEAMS, HIGH POWER, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MICROWAVES, BEAM STEERING, X BAND, REFLECTORS, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE