Accession Number : AD1013197

Title :   Basic Studies of Distributed Discharge Limiters

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2009,30 Nov 2013

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MADISON United States

Personal Author(s) : Booske,John H

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Report Date : 10 Feb 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The primary objective of this AFOSR-funded consortium project is to conduct a comprehensive research investigation on distributed, self0initiated plasma discharges as candidate deployable surfaces providing counter-High-Power-Microwave (counter-HPM) capabilities. The general research goal was to achieve new physical understanding of the behavior of distributed microwave-power-limiting discharges for counter-HPM over a broad range of frequencies and radiation intensities. A second major goal of the consortium is to train outstanding students in the HPM field. The specific experimental research plan includes investigation of the effects of field enhancement structures on windows, seed electron sources, and gas ambient including pressure and species. The specific modeling research plan includes investigation of first election effects, spatially-non-uniform microwave electric field effects, and the effects of gas ambient.

Descriptors :   Laser produced plasmas , dielectric gases , glow discharges , electron energy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE