Accession Number:

AD0718861

Title:

Double Probe Measurements of DC Electric Fields with the Injun 5 Satellite.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The paper reports on the operation and results of the double-probe DC electric field experiment on the low altitude polar orbiting Injun 5 satellite. At middle and low latitudes, where the convection electric field is generally very small, the operation of the double-probe electric field antenna is investigated by comparing measured electric fields with the vector V sub s cross the vector B electric field generated by the satellite motion through the ionosphere. Errors caused by sunlight shadows on the probes, wake effects, and antenna impedance variations are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE