Accession Number:

AD0781064

Title:

Electron Density Profile Measurements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1972-31 May 1973

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Electron density profiles of a low density supersonic argon plasma were obtained using 35-GHz microwave attenuation data and spectral intensity measurements of the 4158- and 6032-A argon emission lines. The integrated profile data from the spectral intensity and microwave attenuation measurements were inverted to local values of the emission coefficient and absorption coefficient, respectively, using an Abel inversion technique. The profile data and results of the inversion are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE