Radiation properties of a gaseous plasma dipole

D. Melazzi, L. De Carlo, V. Lancellotti, F. Trezzolani, M. Manente, D. Pavarin

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Gaseous plasma antennas constitute a promising alternative to conventional metallic antennas for applications in which reconfigurability is desired. By tuning the plasma discharge parameters, e.g., plasma density, antenna properties can be changed dynamically. In this work we report on recent numerical investigations into the characteristics of a plasma antenna as a function of the plasma discharge parameters, viz., plasma density, and magnetostatic field. In addition, the effect of different gasses has been examined. We have used ADAMANT (Advanced coDe for Anisotropic Media and ANTennas) - a full-wave numerical tool based on integral equations - to assess the role played by plasma discharge parameters in shaping the radiation pattern, which is mainly determined by the plasma current distribution. The experimental characterization of the plasma discharge to be used as plasma antenna is briefly presented
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 10-15 April 2016, Davos, Switzerland
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0186-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016) - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10


Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016)
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2016
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  • plasma
  • antennas
  • electromagnetism

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