Accession Number:

AD0643622

Title:

THE RAPID ACTING MICROWAVE INTERFEROMETER WITH DIRECT PHASE READING,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A wide use of microwave methods has recently been found for plasma diagnostics, whose advantage is that during their application to the plasma, disturbances do not occur because the devices antennas, which send sounding signals, may be situated beyond the vacuum volume occupied by the plasma. The largest suitable device for such measurements are microwave interferometers, which allow the observation of terminal changes in electron concentration in the plasma and partial collision with time when measuring the extinction of signals. In addition, interferometers allow measurements of pulse processes to be carried out, which are characteristic for modern experimental installations for plasma investigation. In this paper a comparison of different interferometer diagrams is given, and an interferometer with an electronic computer is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE