GROUND-BASED SIMULATION OF LOW EARTH ORBIT PLASMA CONDITIONS : PLASMA GENERATION AND CHARACTERIZATION Session 2 : Ground Testing Techniques

Abstract

A 16-cm diameter plasma source operated on argon is described that is capable of producing a plasma environment that closely simulates the low Earth orbit (LEO) conditions experienced by satellites in the altitude range between 300 to 500 km. The plasma source uses a transverse-field magnetic filter, and has been successful in producing low electron… (More)

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