Accession Number : AD0439244


Title :   SIMULATION OF A THIN PLASMA SHEATH BY A PLANE OF WIRES


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA


Personal Author(s) : Golden, K E ; Smith, T M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/439244.pdf


Report Date : 30 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : A method of simulating a thin plasma sheath of the type encountered in some aerospace applications by using a single plane of equally spaced wires is described. It is shown that the surface impedance of such a periodic structure can be made equal to that of a thin plasma sheath. In this treatment, the respective surface impedances are related through three dimensionless parameters. A simple technique for obtaining high losses is also discussed, whereby collision frequencies in the neighborhood of the operating frequency are relizable. Experimental data, including both the lossy and lossless cases, are compared with the theoretical model in the X-band region.


Descriptors :   *PLASMA SHEATHS , ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , FREQUENCY , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , REFLECTION , SIMULATION , SURFACES , WAVEGUIDES , WIRE , X BAND


Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE