Accession Number : AD0747041

Title :   Data Analysis Programs for Reflectometer Diagnosis of Thin Boundary Layer Plasma Sheaths: User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr 69-Sep 71,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Zintsmaster,Logan R.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The user's manual describes the use and algorithms of the FORTRAN 4 programs written to analyze data from a thin boundary layer plasma experiment. The experiment consists of an onboard measurement at two or three frequencies of the aperture reflection coefficient of a flush mounted rectangular aperture using a five probe reflectometer. The five probe voltages are used to calculate a reflection coefficient which is transformed through an inhomogeneous dielectric filled waveguide to the aperture. The measured aperture reflection coefficient is compared to aperture reflection coefficients calculated for an exponential model plasma and stored in a table to obtain a minimum mean square error fit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, *PLASMA SHEATHS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION, ANTENNA APERTURES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE