Accession Number : AD0697817

Title :   CHARGED PARTICLE MEASUREMENTS BY MEANS OF ELECTROSTATIC PROBES.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sagalyn,R. C. ; Smiddy,M.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Multi-electrode analyzers of varying geometry designed to measure the properties of environmental ions and electrons in the ionosphere are discussed. The measurement of ion and electron densities, temperatures and energy distributions are considered. It is shown that under conditions where the velocity of the vehicle on which the experiment is mounted is large compared to the most probable ion velocity, crude ion mass determinations may be obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), (*CHARGED PARTICLES, *PROBES(ELECTROMAGNETIC)), IONS, ELECTRON DENSITY, HYPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES, SOUNDING ROCKETS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, INSTRUMENTATION, DISTRIBUTION, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTRODES, DESIGN, MEASUREMENT, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE