Accession Number : AD0856264

Title :   X Band Microwave Measurement of the Dielectric Constants of Dry Air and Its Three Constituent Gases.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wingfield, John D.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The dielectric constants of oxygen, dry air, nitrogen and carbon dioxide were determined by measuring the resonant frequency shift that occurred when an evacuated microwave cavity was filled with each of these gases. This resonant frequency shift was measured by an electronic counter to within one KHz. The dielectric constant for each gas was determined at frequencies of 8.5, 9.0, 9.5 and 9.9 GHz. The effects of temperature and pressure were considered and the results were reduced to standard temperature and pressure. These results, slightly higher than previously published data, differed from previous results by less than 1.2%. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES), (*AIR, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE, X BAND, MEASUREMENT, MICROWAVES, TEST METHODS, WAVE PROPAGATION, THESES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical Chemistry
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE