Accession Number : AD0778828

Title :   Laboratory Testing of Reentry Plasma Diagnostic Devices,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rybak,James P. ; Aronhime,Peter B. ; Churchill,R. J.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The U.S. Air Force has conducted a number of Trailblazer 2 reentry test flights to gather information concerning the reentry plasma sheath. A number of reentry plasma diagnostic devices have been developed by various groups for these test flights but, heretofore, have not been simultaneously tested under controlled laboratory conditions. The results of such laboratory tests, recently conducted at Colorado State University, are reported herein together with a detailed discussion concerning the theory of operation of the devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasma devices, *Atmosphere entry, *Flight testing, Electrostatic probes, Plasma sheaths, Reentry vehicles

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE