Plasma Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
40585
Agency Tracking Number:
40585
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite, 710, Fairfax, VA, 22030
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Suman Ganguly
(703) 385-7717
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The development of stealthy, dynamically reconfigurable antennas that can detect radar signals between 1-40 GHz using plasmas is proposed. The proposed antennas size is small enough to fit in a periscope barrel, with diameter 7 inches and height 3 inches. The reconfigurable antenna is based on capillary plasma discharges. Such discharges require very little energy, and create, highly conducting plasmas with the shape of capillary. Various antenna configurations can be created by synthesizing capillaries, which can receive as well as transmit signals. During the first phase of the proposal trade off studies will be performed to select the optimum design of a plasma antenna configuration, and test a simple dipole configuration of the capillary plasma antenna.

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