Accession Number : ADD001277

Title :   Electrical Control Device for a Re-Entry Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Little,William A

Report Date : 30 Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes an electron-deflection device comprising an electron gun, a Chladni deflector. The Chladni deflector is comprised of a double helix ring electrode assembly. The nose of the re-entry body is encircled by a series or plurality of ring electrodes which are alternately positively and negatively charged. Upon re-entry the plasma generated by the leading edge of the nose would be deflected away from the skin of the re-entry body. This concept would allow communication with the vehicle by external RF signals.

Descriptors :   *Deflection coils, *Patents, Plasma sheaths, Reentry vehicles, Deflection, Plasmas(Physics), Deflectors, Helixes, Rings, Electrodes, Blackout(Propagation)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE