Accession Number:

AD0734243

Title:

The Electrostatic Control of Plasma Microinstabilities.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

Optimal control theory is applied to the problem of controlling electrostatic microinstabilities in a homogeneous electron plasma. The electrostatic microinstabilities are described by a linear integro-differential system of equations, the linearized Vlasov equations. In the class of additive distributed controls, a time varying electrostatic control produced by a control charge density is taken as a logical extension to the system equations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE