Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Kinetic Description of Martian Atmospheric Entry Plasma

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Drake, D.J. ; Dept. of Phys., Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, USA ; Popovic, S. ; Vuskovic, L. ; Thao Dinh

A kinetic model for Martian atmospheric entry plasma (MAEP) is presented. The model was calculated based on data from Viking, Pathfinder, and the Mars Exploration Rovers Opportunity and Spirit. Calculations of the density, temperature, and electron density across the shock front were made. We employed steady-state and nonsteady-state kinetic models to describe the rate of dissociation of CO2 in the Martian atmosphere as well as the production of O2. Water vapor was included in the models since it represents 0.03% of the surface atmospheric composition. With the addition of small amounts of water vapor, we found a decrease in the dissociation of CO2 in the Martian air as well as an increase in the production of O2. This paper is to report an analysis of MAEP and its interactions with the shock front which forms in the front of the Martian Landers.

Published in:

Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 8 )

Date of Publication:

Aug. 2009

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.