Air Force

Pulsed plasma antenna

  • US Patent No. 7068226
  • Issued: June 27, 2006
  • Status: Expired
Communications

A method and device of energizing a plasma antenna using power from the discharge of an electopropulsion engine and comprising a propellant and feed system, a capacitor charging power processing unit and an energy storage capacitor, wherein said energy is released over an electrode gap and resultant ablation products are ionized and accelerated by an electromagnetic force, thereby producing a pulse.

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