Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Iran University of Science and Technology

2 University of Tehran


In this paper, the design and implementation of plasma antenna array with beam forming is discussed. The structure consists of a circular array of plasma tube enclosed in a unipolar UHF band monopole antenna. Beam forming is possible by stimulated plasma tubes. The combination of the above antenna with plasma excitation controller makes a beam forming smart antenna. An experimental model in UHF band is fabricated that shows a good agreement between the simulated and measured results.

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Design and Fabrication of Plasma Array Antenna with Beam Forming


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