Simulation of a Simple Lorentz Plasma with a Random Distribution of Inductively-Loaded Dipoles,
HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C
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The complete simulation of the electromagnetic pulse, EMP, associated with a nuclear burst involves a number of interrelated parameters. The most obvious parameters are the waveform and the magnitude of EMP. However, if the system being subjected to the nuclear EMP is in a preionized region such as the ionosphere, it would also be necessary to simulate the ionization or dielectric constant of the medium surrounding the system such as a missile or satellite. In this work the authors investigate the feasibility of using an artificial dielectric consisting of a random distribution of inductively-loaded short dipoles to simulate the macroscopic electromagnetic properties of a simple Lorentz plasma.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics