Accession Number : ADA406188


Title :   Studies of Plasma Instability Processes Excited by Ground Based High Power HF (Heating) Facilities


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Apr 2000-23 Apr 2001


Corporate Author : LEBEDEV PHYSICS INST MOSCOW (RUSSIA)


Personal Author(s) : Gurevich, Aleksander V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a406188.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : This report results from a contract tasking P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute as follows: The contractor will investigate how high power HF radio waves interact with collisional plasmas, such as the earth's ionosphere. Specifically, the contractor will predict and measure the formation of field aligned small scale striations; and energization of electrons along with their relationship to excited optical emissions. AFRL/AFOSR & AFRL/VS workers (Dr Carlson and coworkers) will provide existing airglow and incoherent scatter radar (ISR) data, and background conditions for boundary inputs to a theoretical calculation. The contractor will perform quantitative comparisons between the parameter values calculated, and those observed.


Descriptors :   *RADIO WAVES , *IONOSPHERIC MODIFICATION , HIGH POWER , EMISSION , IONOSPHERE , HIGH FREQUENCY , COMPUTATIONS , ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION , HEATING , RUSSIA , INCOHERENT SCATTERING , AIRGLOW , STRIATIONS , PLASMA INSTABILITIES


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE