Interactions of Space Vehicles with an Ionized Atmosphere

Interactions of Space Vehicles with an Ionized Atmosphere

International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 18

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editor: S. F. Singer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222578

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International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Volume 18: Interactions of Space Vehicles with an Ionized Atmosphere focuses on the interaction of bodies with ionized gas as it move through the interplanetary space. This book is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 deals with the fundamental problem that underlies the distortion of a plasma in the vicinity of an electrically charged body. The rocket and satellite measurements of the plasma that sheath around the body in which the screening takes place are discussed in Chapters 2 to 4. In Chapters 5 to 6, the direct physical interactions between the particles of the plasma and surface of a body are described. The electromagnetic propagation effects introduced by the presence of a body in a plasma are covered in Chapters 7 to 9. The last chapter is devoted to finding and describing mechanisms that might explain the existence of plasma clouds produced by the passage of large bodies through a plasma. This volume is intended for scientists, engineers, and researchers interested in the interactions of space vehicles with an ionized atmosphere.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Plasma Sheaths-Physical Measurement and Theory

    Particle Distribution and Motion in a Field of Force

    Plasma Sheath and Screening Around Stationary Charged Sphere and a Rapidly Moving Charged Body

    An in situ Probe System for the Measurement of Ionospheric Parameters

    Plasma Sheath Effects on Rocket Antennas

    Free Molecular Heat Transfer in the Ionosphere

    On the Formation of Satellite Electron Sheaths Resulting from Secondary Emission and Photoemission

    Part II Radiowave Reflections—Observations and Hypothesis

    The Satellite Ionization Phenomenon as Studied by CW-Reflection and Pulse Radar Techniques

    The Detection of Artificial Satellites by their Influence on the Ionosphere

    An HF-Radar Search for the Effects of Earth Satellites Upon the Ionosphere

    A Communication on the Analysis of Single-Frequency Radio Transmission from Satellites

    Reflection of Radio Waves Incident on Boundary Surfaces with Application to the Theory of the Kraus Effect

    Coherent Scattering of a Metallic Body in the Presence of an Ionized Shell

    Disturbance Due to a Satellite in a Plasma Medium and Its Effect on Radar Return

    Plasma Compression Effects Produced by Space Vehicles in a Magnetoionic Medium


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  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222578

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S. F. Singer

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