MILLIMETER WAVE COMPONENT DEVELOPMENT (BEAM-PLASMA AMPLIFIER).
Technical note no. 6, 21 Jun-20 Aug 64,
MICROWAVE ASSOCIATES INC BURLINGTON MASS
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A summary is given of the plasma testers built to date. Plasma density measurements are described on a plasma tester with small diameter cathodes. The results of an experiment using two Langmuir probes are also discussed. The theory of the PIG discharge is supplemented by studies of the losses, electric field and the potential distribution in the discharge. The progress to date on the 2 mm BPA study vehicle is outlined along with a description of modifications to be made. The performance of the waveguide components was improved by several measures resulting in acceptable values of VSWR and insertion loss. Author