Engineering and scientific applications of electrodynamic tether transmission lines in space plasmas

Sven G. Bilen, Brian E. Gilchrist

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Before electrodynamic tether systems can be fully exploited, a complete understanding of their electrical response is needed. Understanding the plasma/conductor system requires knowledge of its steady-state and its transient response, as well as its transmission line characteristics. This paper examines work done to date on the transmission line properties of electrodynamic tethers. Also it shows the importance of knowing these properties to the proper interpretation of science and engineering data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Jun 3 1996Jun 5 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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