Propagation Effects of Large Phase Variations in a Striated Plasma.
Topical rept. 1 Oct 74-31 Oct 75,
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC LA JOLLA CALIF
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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
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Radio Communications