Effects of Pseudosonic and Electroacoustic Waves on the Radiation of a Plasma-Coated Spherical Antenna

Authors

  • Garth Maxam,

  • Kun-Mu Chen


Abstract

A spherical antenna covered by a layer of lossy, hot plasma is considered. The radiated electromagnetic wave and the pseudosonic and electroacoustic waves excited in the plasma layer are determined. The effects due to the pseudosonic and electroacoustic waves on the radiated power, the input conductance, and the input susceptance of the antenna are obtained. Resonance phenomena due to the pseudosonic and electroacoustic waves and the enhancement in radiated power due to the electromagnetic and pseudosonic waves are discussed.

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