Flexible microwave system to measure the electron number density and quantify the communications

Gilchrist, B.E.; Ohler, S.G.; Gallimore, A.D.
February 1997
Review of Scientific Instruments;Feb1997, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p1189
Academic Journal
Describes a microwave interferometric system to be used in determining the effects of electromagnetic wave propagation through a plasma plume created by a space electric propulsion thruster. Employment of a microwave network analyzer; Minimization of plasma boundary effects by utilizing six meters-by-nine meters vacuum chamber.


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