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Plasma Antenna Technologies

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Project "PATH" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 792˙000 €
 EC max contribution 792˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.3. (Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-RISE
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ALMA SISTEMI SRL IT (GUIDONIA MONTECELIO RM) coordinator 180˙000.00
3    POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS EL (CHANIA) participant 153˙000.00
4    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA IT (PADOVA) participant 144˙000.00
5    MARS SPACE LTD UK (SOUTHAMPTON HAMPSHIRE) participant 117˙000.00
7    Shanghai University CN (Shanghai) partner 0.00


 Project objective

PATH is intended to promote a collaborative researches focused in the development of high density plasma sources implemented with the Exchange of staff personnel between the partners of the network. The research will also address transfer of knowledge and training of the researchers in the specific field of plasma sources and its applications in the telecommunication sector. High density plasma sources find large number of industrial applications from material treatment to Telecommunication. Overcoming the density limit of current source will open new frontier in several technological field. PATH aims at cross linking different competences to study and develop prototype of plasma sources and plasma antenna based on hybrid technologies based on Radiofrequency and Hollow cathode technologies. A Gaseous Plasma Antenna (GPA) is a plasma discharge confined in a dielectric tube that uses partially or fully ionized gas to generate and receive electromagnetic waves; GPAs are virtually “transparent” above the plasma frequency and become “invisible” when turned off. Unlike ordinary metallic antennas, GPAs and Plasma Antenna Arrays can be reconfigured electrically (rather than mechanically) with respect to impedance, frequency, bandwidth and directivity on time scales the order of microseconds or milliseconds. It is also possible to stack arrays of GPAs designed to operate at different frequencies. A Plasma Antenna will be able to: (i) identifying the direction of incoming signal, (ii) tracking and locating the antenna beam on the mobile/target, (iii) beam-steering while minimizing interferences. Actual technology is based mainly on: (i) DC discharge, (ii) AC discharge, (iii) RF discharge, (iv) Microwaves, (v) Hollow cathode. Improvement of plasma source performances require a strong effort in term of modelling and technology. The aim of PATH is to merge European competences to make a substantial step toward innovative hybrid plasma sources.


List of deliverables.
Experimental set-up report Documents, reports 2020-01-22 11:55:47
Physics analysis and test report Documents, reports 2020-01-22 11:55:47
Intermediate Conference Proceedings and 2nd Summer School tutorial notes and proceedings Other 2020-01-22 11:55:47
Dissemination Plan & Report Documents, reports 2020-01-22 11:55:47
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2020-01-22 11:55:47
Project Management Plan Documents, reports 2020-01-22 11:55:47
1st Summer School tutorial notes and proceedings Other 2020-01-22 11:55:47
Web Site Framework Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-22 11:55:47

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of PATH deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Fabio Coccaro(1), Franco Bosi(2), Alexander Daykin-Iliopoulos(2,3), Igor O. Golosnoy(3), Steve B. Gabriel(2,3), Alessio Di Iorio(1) 1Alma sistemi Srl, Italy 2Mars Space ltd, UK 3University of Southampton, UK
Analytical approach for investigation of Hollow Cathode Orifice
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1252989
Space Propulsion 2018 conference 2 years conference 2020-01-22

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