Beam-forming and beam-steering capabilities of a reconfigurable plasma antenna array

A.D.J. Fernandez Olvera, Melazzi Davide, V. Lancellotti

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Abstract

We present the numerical parametric study of a reconfigurable plasma antenna array (PAA) composed of a metallic half-wavelength dipole and a set of cylindrical plasma discharges arranged in a planar square lattice. Our results, obtained with the linear embedding via Green’s operators (LEGO) method, indicate that beam-forming and beam-steering functionality can be achieved and controlled by appropriately choosing the number and position of the active plasma discharges around the dipole. Furthermore, we show that an external static magnetic field and the plasma density have a noticeable effect on the radiation pattern of the antenna.
Original languageEnglish
Article number16031506
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Electromagnetics Research C
Volume65
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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