Accession Number : AD0636389

Title :   WIND TUNNEL STUDIES OF ANTENNA BREAKDOWN. PART III: CONTINUATION OF THE SHEATH SIMULATION.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., 15 Jan 63-14 Jan 66.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROPHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Covert ,Eugene E. ; Coffin,James B. , Jr. ; Haldeman,Charles W. , III

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This report describes the studies that have been carried out to develop a source of electrons in the neighborhood of a body containing a microwave slot antenna for use in a wind tunnel stream for antenna breakdown testing. The electron source is a DC arc plasma that is located within the body. Also described are the tests and improvements of the plasma source that have been undertaken during this report period, and the measurements that were made in the ionized layer using a movable double Langmuir probe assembly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTENNAS, PLASMA SHEATHS), (*ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, PLASMA SHEATHS), (*PLASMA SHEATHS, SIMULATION), WIND TUNNELS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), GAS FLOW, SLOT ANTENNAS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE