Accession Number : AD0831481

Title :   SRI EXPERIMENTS ON AFCRL NIKE-CAJUN ROCKET AD 6.842 AND ON TRAILBLAZER II,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Nanevicz, Joseph E. ; Chown, John B.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Results of voltage breakdown and rocket charging experiments on the flight of Nike-Cajun Rocket AD 6.842 are presented. Also presented are results of Langmuir probe electron density measurements made on Trailblazer II AD 21.860. The results of the Nike-Cajun experiments agree well with the data obtained on an earlier firing (Nike-Cajun AD 6.841) and with the results of laboratory breakdown measurements. The ion probe experiment functioned well, and over a large portion of the reentry, the measured electron density agrees well with computed results. Transition from laminar to turbulent flow in the boundary layer was clearly evident from the probe data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BLACKOUT(PROPAGATION)), (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, PLASMA SHEATHS), (*PLASMA SHEATHS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, LANGMUIR PROBES, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTRON DENSITY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, IONS, LAMINAR FLOW, TURBULENCE, ANTENNAS.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE