Accession Number:

AD0702438

Title:

INTEGRATED ELECTRON DENSITY MEASUREMENTS FROM REENTRY SHEATH INDUCED CHANGES IN SLOT ISOLATION.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for May-Jul 69,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The change in coupling between slot antennas on a sharp, slender, reentry vehicle can be used to determine the integrated electron density of a thin, turbulent boundary layer plasma. This coupling change is compared with the admittance change measured by a reflectometer for the same plasma conditions. The coupling measurement provides a direct on-board measurement of signal attenuation when the thin sheath criteria are satisfied. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE