Impact of Anode Layer Thruster Plumes on Satellite Communications


Microwave interferometry was used to investigate the impact of the plume of a D-55 anode layer thruster on satellite communications. A 17 GHz microwave signal was transmitted through the plume in order to measure phase shift and signal attenuation at various axial positions and discharge voltages. At 0.25 m from the thruster exit plane, a centerline phase… (More)


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@inproceedings{Gulczinski1999ImpactOA, title={Impact of Anode Layer Thruster Plumes on Satellite Communications}, author={Frank S. Gulczinski and Alec D. Gallimore and Douglas O. Carlson and Brian E. Gilchrist}, year={1999} }