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