|Title||Pulse Radar Technique for Reflectometry on Thermonuclear Plasmas|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||C.AJ Hugenholtz, S.H Heijnen|
|Journal||Review of Scientific Instruments|
new method to measure density profiles of thermonuclear plasmas with fast pulse radar is proposed. A number of important benefits of pulse radar above the generally used swept frequency reflectometry are given. A test bench experiment at 34 GHz, using pulses with 1.5-ns rise and fall times, showed that a spatial accuracy of about 1 mm can be reached. With ultrafast (200 ps) microwave pulses it is perhaps possible to perform a direct measurement of the density gradient of the plasma from the broadening and the modification of the shape of the reflected pulse.
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