Accession Number:

ADA071368

Title:

Dust Cloud Modeling and Propagation Effects for Radar and Communications Codes

Descriptive Note:

Topical rept. 15 Oct 1977-1 Nov 1978

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SANTA BARBARA CA TEMPO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

This report describes new and improved models for dust generated by a low altitude nuclear burst and the effects of this dust on radar and communications propagation. These models were developed for the WEPH code and are applicable for use in radar or communication codes. Developed in this report are An improved MIE calculation, An extended model of the dust particle size distributions, Methods for calculating the complex index of refraction for dust particles, and Dust models for the nuclear stem and pedestal regions.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE