Accession Number : AD0784945

Title :   Control System for Advanced Plasma Energy and Propulsion Source.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y PLASMA DYNAMICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hickok,Robert L. ; Jennings,William C.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An ion beam probe has been used to measure the density, space potential and electron temperature in a hollow cathode arc and the results compared with Langmuir probe measurements. Feedback stabilization of a coherent instability, using an amplitude modulated carrier frequency that is inductively coupled to the plasma, has been demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasma control, Electron density, Electron energy, Ion beams, Langmuir probes, Electric propulsion, Argon, Helium

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE