THEORETICAL INVESTIGATIONS AND DESIGN STUDIES FOR THE EVENTUAL CONSTRUCTION OF A MEASURING DEVICE IN THE FIELD OF PLASMA ELECTRONICS. PART II. CORRECTION OF ANGULAR AND RANGE ERRORS
Monthly technical status rept. no. 21, 1-30 Apr 61,
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO
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The angular deflection of electromagnetic waves through the atmosphere was studied. Tests were conducted for the angular deflection of 3-cm wavelengths affected by a paraffin prism. A better transmitting arrangement for the tests was considered. Theoretical considerations proved that by using a section of a rotational ellipsoid, a better field strength concentration can be obtained than is the case with a normal parabolic reflector. Plasma penetration measurements were performed. A small plasma container became leaky after some experiments. By means of a new power supply, a plasma with an electron concentration of 10 to the 11th power electronscc was produced by a current of 50 amp.