Experimental study of RF/microplasma interaction using an inverted microstrip line

FRANCISCO GUILLERMO PIZARRO TORRES, Romain Pascaud, Olivier Pascal, Thierry Callegari, Laurent Liard

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study of the RF/microplasma interaction by the use of an inverted microstrip line. Microplasma discharges present physical characteristics that may be interesting for reconfigurable RF components. A measurement setup that consists of a 50 ω inverted microstrip line with a single microplasma discharge placed in its center is proposed to measure the RF/microplasma interaction. The characterization is based on the influence of the plasma discharge over the S parameters of the line. Several measurements are presented. The main effects of the plasma discharge on the transmission line are a slight increase of the reflected power as well as an absorption of the incident power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013
Pages1187-1190
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 14 Aug 2013
Event2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 8 Apr 201312 Apr 2013

Publication series

Name2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013

Conference

Conference2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2013
Country/TerritorySweden
CityGothenburg
Period8/04/1312/04/13

Keywords

  • inverted microstrip line
  • plasma discharge
  • RF/microplasma interaction

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