Accession Number:

AD0466006

Title:

RADAR CROSS SECTIONS OF INHOMOGENEOUS PLASMA SPHERES. PART 1

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.

Corporate Author:

ASTROPHYSICS RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The question whether the measurement of radar cross-sections at different frequencies provides a useful diagnostic tool for ascertaining the electron density distribution of spherically symmetric plasma clouds is investigated. This is accomplished by comparing the calculated radar cross- sections of characteristic plasmas with increasing and decreasing refractive index. Exact analytical expressions for the radar crosssections of several typical plasma spheres with increasing and decreasing refractive index are calculated. The calculations are based on an exact wave treatment of the scattering problem. Part I of the present report contains the exact analytical results obtained, while Part II will be devoted to the numerical evaluation of these results, as well as to asymptotic expressions for the limiting cases of high and low frequencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE