Accession Number : AD0433248


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALTERNATING CURRENT PLASMA ACCELERATOR FOR APPLICATION AS AN ULTRA HIGH VELOCITY WIND TUNNEL.


Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 July 61-30 June 63,


Corporate Author : LITTON SYSTEMS INC BEVERLY HILLS CALIF SPACE SCIENCES LABS


Personal Author(s) : Fonda-Bonardi ,G ; Penfold ,A ; Rocard ,J M ; Curtis,D


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : An electrodeless plasma accelerator is described for use in simulating re-entry environments. Principles of its operation and a technical description of its several parts are given. Descriptions are given of the gas injector, pre-ionizer, magnetic structure, and cooling devices. Only enough of the theory of the accelerator operation necessary to a general understanding of the machine is included. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERE ENTRY , ION ACCELERATORS , PLASMA JETS , SIMULATION , ALTERNATING CURRENT , GAS IONIZATION , MAGNETIC FIELDS , FERRITES , COILS , AIR , ARGON , NITROGEN , COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT , WIND TUNNELS , HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE