Xs-BAND MICROWAVE INTERFEROMETER FOR STUDY OF HYPERSONIC TURBULENT WAKE ON RANGE 5

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Authors
  1. Gagne , N.
  2. Fitchett, A.
  3. Heckman, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
As part of a research program aimed at determining the behavior of the mean and fluctuating charge density levels in an ionized turbulent wake, a dual channel microwave interferometric equipment operating at Xs-Band has been installed on the hypersonic Range 5 facility at Defence Research Establishment, Valcartier (DREV) to provide an independent estimate of the mean electron density. Resolution of the order of 2 inches is provided by a double-lens focussing system, installed about the projectile line-of-flight. The present report describes in detail the horn-lens system, the transmission and receiving systems, and the calibration and analysis procedures. The analysis employed here goes somewhat beyond the conventional ballistic range practice of quoting a result indicative of the integration of a somewhat arbitrary electron density over an equally indefinite path length. TRUNCATED
Report Number
660/72 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1972
Number of Pages
54
DSTKIM No
73-03105
CANDIS No
18537
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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