Accession Number:

ADA170627

Title:

Laboratory Simulation of Plasma Structure in Later-Time HANE Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 19 Jun 85-19 Feb 86,

Corporate Author:

JAYCOR SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1986-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Because international treaties preclude high altitude nuclear tests, there is little relevant experimental data from nuclear bursts regarding the size and dynamics of plasma structures or even the basic physical conditions permitting the evolution of plasma structures. The feasibility of using its large plasma chamber to conduct an experimental study of the size and dynamics of striations is demonstrated in a controlled and highly diagnosed laboratory environment. The major accomplishments of the research have been the development of scaling laws relating high-altitude nuclear and laboratory environments, the determination of optimum experimental configurations for the laboratory simulations, the development of adequate diagnostic techniques to evaluate the simulations, and the development of a neutral wind source.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE