Accession Number : AD0605271

Title :   PLASMA PRODUCED ANTENNA PATTERN DISTORTION.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Jacavanco,Daniel J.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This report describes an experimental attempt to determine and measure the antenna pattern distortion produced by a layer of plasma. A brief theoretical and experimental summary of the problem is given, followed by the theory pertaining to this particular experimental geometry. The complete experiment, including the generation and measurement of the plasma, the vacuum system, and the antenna pattern measuring equipment is described in detail. Results are presented and compared with the theoretical predictions. Finally the merits of the experiment are weighed and future plans are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA SHEATHS, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS), (*ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, PLASMA SHEATHS), DISTORTION, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, REENTRY VEHICLES, ANTENNAS, IONIZATION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS, VACUUM APPARATUS, MEASUREMENT, THEORY, SATELLITE ANTENNAS, ROCKET ANTENNAS, GUIDED MISSILE ANTENNAS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE