Accession Number:

AD0272348

Title:

ELECTROSTATIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A THOR NOSE CONE

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Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A field test was conducted with specially designed electric field meters mounted on a missile nose cone. The electric field strength, E, at the surface of a suspended Thor nose cone was measured for different values of applied potential, V. The free-space capacitance, C, of the Thor nose cone was determined independently and found to be 98.7 x 10 to the minus 12th power f. The electric charge, Q, was then computed from Q CV. The conversion factor alpha between the charge and the resultant electric field was found to be 89.9 x 10 to the minus 12th power coulvm where Q alpha E. The electric charge on a Thor nose cone throughout its flight can now be determined by the use of the electric field meters developed for this purpose. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE