A MICROWAVE INTERFEROMETER FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF ELECTRON DENSITIES.
Master's thesis 2 Aug 65-24 May 66,
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The design, installation and operation of a microwave interferometer are described for the measurement of average electron densities on a steady state argon plasma confined in various magnetic field configurations. R band microwave components are utilized in making measurements of the phase shift of the ordinary electromagnetic wave when propagated through the plasma at 34, 35 and 36 GHz. An axial magnetic field from 540 to 8,370 gauss was used as the main field with a mirro magnetic field variable up to 10,300 gauss. The interferometer initiates the use of microwave measurements on the United States Naval Postgraduate School plasma facility. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation