An Artificial Transmission Line for Studies of Transient Propagation in Plasma Media.
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AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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A lumped circuit transmission line which simulates a plasma was developed. Analogies were established by comparing the equations for the propagation of voltage in the line and the propagation of electromagnetic waves in dispersive media. The network simulated the one-dimensional isotropic case in which the plasma was linear, homogeneous and lossless. Both bounded and unbounded plasmas were considered. The transient reflected and transmitted response was measured for the step carrier sine wave, the step function and the impulse inputs. Phenomena such as ringing and time delay were observed, both of which are related to the plasma frequency. Methods of obtaining plasma slab thicknesses were also investigated. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation