Accession Number : ADP002118
Title : Mechanisms That Limit Potentials on Ionospheric Satellites,
Corporate Author : S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA
Personal Author(s) : Parks,D. E. ; Katz,I.
Report Date : 25 JAN 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Mechanisms that limit the electric potential on the body of an ionospheric satellite are considered. For spinning satellites with dielectric coatings it is shown that the currents of rotating charge embedded in the dielectric surface play a role in limiting the spacecraft ground potential relative to the surrounding plasma.
Descriptors : *Computations, *Space charge, *Artificial satellites, *Electric fields, Ionosphere, Electricity, Voltage, Coatings, Dielectrics, Spacecraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE