Accession Number:

AD0658197

Title:

MICROWAVE INVESTIGATION OF THE DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE PROPAGATION BY MAGNETO-IONIC DUCTS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

SELENIA INDUSTRIE ELETTRONICHE ASSOCIATE S P A ROME (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Magneto-ionic propagation in a cylindrical plasma of circular cross-section has been investigated theoretically and experimentally in a straight and in a curvilinear geometry. The microwave signal transmitted through a plasma generated from an RF discharge in Neon has been measured as a function of the discharge power, of the magnetic field, of the gas pressure and of the pitch angle of the helical winding, used as a mode-selective input. The experimental results have been explained by the theory of the magneto-ionic propagation in an ionized medium with a plasma frequency larger than the signal frequency. The theoretical results and their implications on the ionospheric interpretation of whistler atmospheric behaviour are also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE