Accession Number : ADD015788
Title : Method and Apparatus for Forming an Agile Plasma Mirror Effective as a Microwave Reflector.
Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 7 Apr 92, patented 26 Jan 93,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Manheimer, Wallace M ; Robson, Anthony E ; Meger, Robert A
Report Date : 26 Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : 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.
Descriptors : *PLASMA GENERATORS, *RADAR REFLECTORS, *PATENTS, CATHODES, CURVATURE, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MICROWAVES, MIRRORS, SHAPE, SHEETS, X BAND, PHASED ARRAYS, FABRICATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE