Accession Number : ADA019634

Title :   Vehicle Potential Control by Means of Electron Emission.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s) : Sherman,Christopher

Report Date : 18 AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A system for controlling the potential of a vehicle (rocket or satellite) in flight by use of an emitted current of low energy electrons is described. Diagnostic instruments for measuring the efficacy of such a system are discussed. Results of the use of such a system on a sounding rocket launched into the lower ionosphere are presented.

Descriptors :   *Sounding rockets, *Voltage, Control, Electron emission, Probes, Rockets, Atmospheric sounding

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE