X-Band Microwave Properties of a Rectangular Plasma Sheet.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Detailed scans of x-band microwave transmission, reflection and noise emission of various Agile Mirror plasma sheets as a function of frequency have been performed. The reflected microwave signal from the plasma sheet is compared to that reflected from an aluminum plate with the same dimensions as the plasma. Estimates of the electron density are made by measuring the transmission through plasma sheets that are then compared to x-band wavelengths. The noise spectrum is mapped, and mechanisms that might produce this noise are discussed.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation