Accession Number:

ADA038805

Title:

Electronic Radiation in the Vicinity of Synchronous Orbit Satellites: Literature Search,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ANALYTICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CORP BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A categorized list of representative references are presented that apply to the task of estimating and predicting undesirable radiation incident to a satellite in synchronous orbit. The categories of references address basic elements of the task. That is, some references apply to estimating the particle and field environment about the satellite and other references are relevant to estimating the behavior of the medium, either as supporting of electrical discharge or the excitation of radiation through instability andor the presence of plasma boundaries. Both theoretical and experimental references are included in each category where possible. The breakdown of Plasma, which is a necessary condition to the generation of discharge currents in plasma, is a much studied phenomenon both theoretically and experimentally. The references 6a of this report, together with the bibliographies associated with each reference, provide a representative information base to support either a critical review of important elements of breakdown and electrical discharge literature from about 1960 to the present time, or an ordered resume of breakdown characteristics as determined in that time period. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE