This updated edition of an Artech House classic contains steering, focusing, and spreading of antenna beams using the physics of refraction of electromagnetic waves through a plasma. Pulsing circuitry for ionizing plasma antennas with low power requirements are covered. New and improved smart plasma antenna and applications to wi-fi and the applications of plasma antennas are discussed. Experimental work on plasma antenna noise and new progress on ruggedization and custom-made plasma tubes are also presented.
This unique resource provides readers with a solid understanding of the efficient design and prototype development of plasma antennas to meet the challenge of reducing the power required to ionize the gas at various plasma densities. Thorough coverage of the technical underpinnings of plasma antennas, as well as important discussions on current markets and applications are discussed. Additionally, the book presents experimental work in this cutting-edge area and reveals the latest developments in the field.
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Table Of Contents
Introduction; Plasma Physics for Plasma Antennas; Fundamental Plasma Antenna Theory; Building a Plasma Antenna; Plasma Antenna Nesting, Stacking Plasma Antenna Arrays, and Refuction of Co-Site Interference; Plasma Antenna Windowing; Smart Plasma Antenna; Plasma Frequency Selective Services; Experimental Work; Directional and Electronically Steerable Plasma Antennas by Reconfigurable Multiple Expansions of Plasma Antennas; Satellite Plasma Antenna Concepts; Plasma Antenna Thermal Noise; New Progress on Ruggedization and Custom-Made Plasma Tubes; Steering, Focusing, and Spreading of Antenna Beams using the Physics of Refraction of EM Waves through a Plasma; Pulsing Circuitry for Ionizing Plasma Antennas with Low Power and High Plasma Density Requirements and Surface Wave Excitation with Surfatrons; Radiation Patterns, S11, and VSWR of the Smart Plasma Antenna; Applications of Plasma Antennas to MRI/PET; Experiments on Co-site Interference, VSWR, and Noise of Plasma Antennas; Plasma Metamaterial Antennas and Plasma Metamaterial Frequency Selective Surfaces, Atmospheric Plasma Antennas, Plasma Resonances on Plasma Dipole Antennas, and Progress on Ruggedization of Plasma Antennas.
is the founder, CEO, principal investigator, and CFO for Haleakala Research and Development, Inc. He holds an M.S. in applied science and physics and a Ph.D. in physics, all from New York University.