Electromagnetic Characterization of Plasma Antennas

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Cerri, Graziano; Russo, Paola; Vecchioni, Eleonora (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Biomedica, Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Università Politecnica delle Marche, via Brecce Bianche, Ancona, Italy)

The feasibility of a plasma antenna is given by plasma conductivity: this is the key parameter that has to be determined and optimized to characterize the radiation properties of such antennas. This paper presents a self-consistent model for the characterization of plasma state and some preliminary experimental results obtained with a plasma diagnostic technique developed to determine plasma conductivity.