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Title: Apparatus and method for phase fronts based on superluminal polarization current

Abstract

An apparatus and method for a radiation source involving phase fronts emanating from an accelerated, oscillating polarization current whose distribution pattern moves superluminally (that is, faster than light in vacuo). Theoretical predictions and experimental measurements using an existing prototype superluminal source show that the phase fronts from such a source can be made to be very complex. Consequently, it will be very difficult for an aircraft imaged by such a radiation to detect where this radiation has come from. Moreover, the complexity of the phase fronts makes it almost impossible for electronics on an aircraft to synthesize a rogue reflection. A simple directional antenna and timing system should, on the other hand, be sufficient for the radar operators to locate the aircraft, given knowledge of their own source's speed and modulation pattern.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Cambridge, GB
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1036104
Patent Number(s):
8125385
Application Number:
12/191,148
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01Q - ANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Singleton, John, Ardavan, Houshang, and Ardavan, Arzhang. Apparatus and method for phase fronts based on superluminal polarization current. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Singleton, John, Ardavan, Houshang, & Ardavan, Arzhang. Apparatus and method for phase fronts based on superluminal polarization current. United States.
Singleton, John, Ardavan, Houshang, and Ardavan, Arzhang. Tue . "Apparatus and method for phase fronts based on superluminal polarization current". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1036104.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for a radiation source involving phase fronts emanating from an accelerated, oscillating polarization current whose distribution pattern moves superluminally (that is, faster than light in vacuo). Theoretical predictions and experimental measurements using an existing prototype superluminal source show that the phase fronts from such a source can be made to be very complex. Consequently, it will be very difficult for an aircraft imaged by such a radiation to detect where this radiation has come from. Moreover, the complexity of the phase fronts makes it almost impossible for electronics on an aircraft to synthesize a rogue reflection. A simple directional antenna and timing system should, on the other hand, be sufficient for the radar operators to locate the aircraft, given knowledge of their own source's speed and modulation pattern.},
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