Accession Number : AD0164456

Title :   Microstrip Plasma Probe.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rotman,Walter ; Karas,Nicholas V.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In the patent, a microstrip cavity type transmission line having a lossy center conductor provides attenuation and reflection coefficient information in response to the disturbing effects of proximate conducting surfaces or plasma. Equivalent conductance and susceptance of the plasma and the proximity of conducting surfaces can be determined by using such information to solve standard transmission line formulas.

Descriptors :   *Probes(Electromagnetic), *Patents, Plasma sheaths, Blackout(Propagation), Strip transmission lines

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE