Accession Number : AD0601659

Title :   A SURVEY OF PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : ITEK CORP PALO ALTO CALIF VIDYA DIV

Personal Author(s) : Davies,C. A.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The status of instrumentation and diagnostic techniques for use with high-temperature plasmas and especially with gases heated in arc-jet heaters are reviewed as of about the middle of 1963. The performance range of arc-jet heaters is discussed to aid in delineating the required measurement regimes. Diagnostic techniques for the following plasma quantities of interest are discussed: density, temperature dissociation, ionization and electron density, pressure, enthalpy, and velocity. Attempts are made in many cases to delineate the ranges of validity of the techniques discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA JETS, ANALYSIS), PLASMAS(PHYSICS), INSTRUMENTATION, WIND TUNNELS, HEATERS, DENSITY, DISSOCIATION, IONIZATION, PRESSURE, ENTHALPY, VELOCITY, REVIEWS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE