Accession Number:

AD0779493

Title:

Probe Measurements in a Controlled Laboratory Environment,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN SPACE SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-22

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

RF impedance probes have been used for many years as a means of measuring the electron density in the ionosphere. Although existing theories used to calculate these electron density profiles are apparently reasonably good, no thorough check had ever been made in a controlled laboratory environment. For this reason it was decided to conduct a series of measurements in a controlled laboratory plasma to substantiate the accuracy of RF impedance probe theory and to determine the problems associated with this type of study. The plasma tank of the Office National Detudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales ONERA Paris, France, was chosen as the best available chamber in which to conduct such a program. The results of this study and recommendations for future studies are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE