Accession Number:

ADA002381

Title:

A Study of Microwave Breakdown at High Temperatures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 8 Dec 71-30 Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

AVCO SYSTEMS DIV WILMINGTON MASS

Report Date:

1974-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The major portion of the work was devoted to the development of numerical techniques for the quantitative prediction of high temperature breakdown thresholds in re-entry environments when fringing field effects must be considered. Significant results of this work included the development of a rapid numerical technique for the computation of antenna fringing fields in the electrostatic approximation and the development of a two-dimensional computer code for microwave breakdown predictions in the antenna fringing field in the presence of a high temperature boundary layer.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE