Accession Number : AD0699574

Title :   STUDY OF PULSE AND WAVE PHENOMENA IN PLASMAS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Oct 66-31 Sep 69,

Corporate Author : SPERRY RAND RESEARCH CENTER SUDBURY MASS

Personal Author(s) : Lustig,Claude D. ; Baird,Albert W. , III ; Ewald,Harry N.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The report describes an investigation of methods of measuring the electron density in a reentry sheath. The methods include (1) excitation of electroacoustic resonances, (2) observation of enhanced breakdown, (3) short pulse diagnostics and (4) analysis of flush-mounted electrostatic probe characteristics. All these schemes were tested with stationary low-pressure laboratory plasma. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REENTRY VEHICLES, PLASMA SHEATHS), (*PLASMA SHEATHS, ELECTRON DENSITY), ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, PROBES, WAVE PROPAGATION, RESONANCE

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE