Accession Number : ADA185370

Title :   Analytical Solution of the Equations for a Coaxial Plasma Gun Operating in the Snowplow Mode. 1. Weak Coupling Limit.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb-30 May 86,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Dietz, David

PDF Url : ADA185370

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The analysis solution of the system of coupled ordinary differential equations which describes the time evolution of an ideal coaxial plasma gun operating in the snowplow mode is obtained in the weak coupling limit, i.e., when the gun is fully influenced by the driving (RLC) circuit but the circuit is negligibly influenced by the gun. Criteria are derived for the validity of this limit and numerical examples are presented.

Descriptors :   *PLASMA DEVICES, COAXIAL CONFIGURATIONS, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE, ELECTROMAGNETIC DRIVES, PLASMA SHEATHS, EQUIVALENT CIRCUITS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE