A thesis extending work into the characterization of the electron density of rocket exhaust, and its diffracting properties in respect to electromagnetic waves. The research includes using Finite-Difference Time Domain (FDTD) models in order to support previous test results and the creation of an optimized apparatus to validate the predicted effects. It further includes the proposal of new tests to validate the model, and gather new data using novel rocket engines.
Research Performed by:
Jorge A. Torres, MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 2014
Research Advised by:
Dr. William C. Barott, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering