Accession Number:

AD0785618

Title:

Simulation of a Simple Lorentz Plasma with a Random Distribution of Inductively-Loaded Dipoles,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE