THE APPLICATION OF ION PROBES TO WAKE DIAGNOSTICS

Authors
  1. Cantin, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The range of ambient conditions influencing current collection by an ion probe immersed in the wake of a 2.7 inch diameter sphere flown at 15,000 feet/second in atmospheres at various pressures has been examined. The set of general equations required to derive the current collected by a biased probe in a weakly ionized, collision-dominated plasma flowing over the probe is given. The static theory of Zakharova and her coworkers and that of Schulz and Brown, which do not take account of plasma motion, are described. The theory of Kulgein, which allows for plasma motion, is also described.
Report Number
664/73 —
Date of publication
15 May 1973
Number of Pages
114
DSTKIM No
74-01335
CANDIS No
21667
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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