Theory and simulations of a beam-scanning plasma antenna

@article{Kallel2013TheoryAS,
  title={Theory and simulations of a beam-scanning plasma antenna},
  author={Asma Kallel and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Sokoloff and Thierry Callegari},
  journal={2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)},
  year={2013},
  pages={3457-3461}
}
The use of plasma as a tunable material to create a beam-scanning antenna is analyzed. A configuration where leaky waves are excited in a plasma layer is studied. It is shown theoretically and numerically how, at constant excitation frequency, radiation angle varies over approximately a scan range of 80° with realistic plasma electronic density. Moreover, the choice of a plasma source is discussed and preliminary measurement results on a radiofrequency reactor of our laboratory are presented. 

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