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