Accession Number : AD0685713

Title :   HIGH-TEMPERATURE AIR MICROWAVE BREAKDOWN.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar 67-Mar 68,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF SAN BERNARDINO OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Light,Glenn C.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The test section of an electric-arc shock tube was used to explore the dependence of microwave breakdown behavior on elevated gas temperature. Special diagnostic techniques included microwave interferometry and a flat-plate ion density probe. Results for air, nitrogen, and argon are in agreement with the proposed theory, and the importance of the nitrogen molecule in explaining the air data is established in the context of the theoretical model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REENTRY VEHICLES, RADIO TRANSMISSION), (*MICROWAVES, BLACKOUT(PROPAGATION)), ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, HIGH TEMPERATURE, ELECTRON DENSITY, ARGON, NITROGEN, AIR, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ANTENNAS

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE