Handbook for RF ionization breakdown prevention in spacecraft components

  • Jeffrey P. Tate
  • Published 2016 in
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Plasma…


As spacecraft RF operational output power levels continue to increase, the mitigation of plasma-related phenomena such as RF ionization breakdown and multipactor increases in importance1-2. RF ionization breakdown in particular can cause catastrophic damage and potentially lead to significant degradation in system/mission performance. To address the lack of… (More)


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