Accession Number : AD0457512


Title :   WIND TUNNEL INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERACTION OF RADIO WAVES WITH SHOCK-IONIZED FLOW FIELDS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept., Jan 60-Dec 64,


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ENGINEERING CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Kaprielian, Z A


Report Date : Dec 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 196


Abstract : The experimental part of this program may be divided into two major categories: (1) Wind tunnel investigation of the interaction of radio waves with shock-ionized flow fields; (2) Steady state hot plasma facilities for the investigation of wave propagation in plasmas. The theoretical part of this program can also be divided into two major categories: (1) Investigation of the interaction of electromagnetic waves with plasmas: Attempts have been made to devise idealized prototype problems which can be subjected to rigorous analysis yet at the same time may yield information useful for such practical applications as radio communication with, or radar detection of, plasma sheathed space vehicles, propagation of electromagnetic waves in ionosphere, plasma diagnostics, etc. (2) Study of classical electromagnetic waves problems. It is noted that much more attention has been devoted in the past to the diffraction of electromagnetic waves by or radiation from perfectly conducting objects. (Author)


Descriptors :   *REENTRY VEHICLES , PLASMA SHEATHS , RADIO WAVES , HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , MICROWAVES , IONS , SCATTERING , NOSE CONES , ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION , IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , WAVE PROPAGATION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , KINETIC THEORY , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES , DIELECTRIC FILMS , ATMOSPHERE ENTRY


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