Accession Number:

ADA024997

Title:

Propagation Effects of Large Phase Variations in a Striated Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Topical rept. 1 Oct 74-31 Oct 75,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report describes the amplitude scintillation and frequency coherence of a radio signal that has passed through striated plasma. The plasma is modeled as a random collection of Gaussian cylinders of electron density with a range of characteristics sizes. It is shown that the largest effects occur when the receiver is in the vicinity of a focal region of the striations. It is also shown that ray theory including caustics is insufficient for the treatment of general striation structure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE