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dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, Richard Christopher
dc.contributor.advisorHippenstiel, Ralph
dc.contributor.authorBrewster, Wayne Allan
dc.dateSeptember 1994
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:27:21Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:27:21Z
dc.date.issued1994-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42963
dc.description.abstractNASA conducted the Delta-PMG tethered satellite mission. It was conducted to verify the hollow cathode plasma source's ability to couple electric currents from each end of a long wire tether traversing the ambient low earth orbit ionosphere plasma Observations were obtained through a suite of sensors which included large ground based VHF radars. The goal of this thesis was to process the radar data received at the radar based in Hawaii to study disturbances in the Earth's ionosphere caused by the tether. After extensive analysis, unique radar returns were identified that were associated with the passage of the tether system through magnetic field lines threading the radar's field of view. These returns were interpreted as a plasma cloud propagating along a magnetic field line and reflecting back along another. This phenomenon produced dual returns with inverted Doppler frequency content.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/spacetetherradar1094542963
dc.format.extent74 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSpace tether - radar data processingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.serviceCanadian Forces authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclcAAZ0238XP
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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