Accession Number:

ADA093765

Title:

VLF Emissions from a Modulated Electron Beam in the Auroral Ionosphere.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A discrete VLF frequency of 3 kHz was successfully radiated by a modulated electron beam on a rocket launched into an active aurora. Instrumentation on this flight included a programmable electron accelerator on the aft section with various particle and field detectors on the aft section as well as the ejected forward payload. The accelerator programmer included a current modulation period at fixed electron energy for 0.45 seconds duration approximately every 11 seconds throughout the flight. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE