Accession Number : AD0711647

Title :   SINGLE AND MULTISLOT ANTENNAS IN AN INHOMOGENEOUS REENTRY PLASMA ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Jan - Aug 69,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Golden,Kurt E. ; Stewart,Gordon E.

Report Date : 30 AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A short, linear, slot array radiating through an inhomogeneous reentry boundary-layer plasma in analyzed for free, standing-wave-feed, and traveling-wave-feed aperture excitations. Calculations are presented for self- and mutual-admittance, aperture voltages, element pattern, and the resulting antenna gain for free space and typical low-altitude reentry plasma conditions for a sharp, slender, conical vehicle. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTENNA ARRAYS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*REENTRY VEHICLES, PLASMA SHEATHS), (*PLASMA SHEATHS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY), ANTENNA APERTURES, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, VOLTAGE, GAIN, ELECTRIC FIELDS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE