Accession Number:

ADA224452

Title:

Beam and Plasma Physics Research

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1986-Mar 1990,

Corporate Author:

MISSION RESEARCH CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

Analysis was performed in high power microwave computations and theory and high energy plasma computations and theory. The HPM computations concentrated on generation, sources and propagation. Major codes used were the particle-in-cell codes SOS and ISIS. Topics studies were sources and antennas, propagation, relativistic klystron amplifiers, virtual cathode oscillators, magnetically insulated transmission lines, transvertrons and vircator phase frequency locking. High energy plasmas were analyzed with MACH2, an implicit continuous Eulerian, arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian nonideal magnetohydrodynamic code. MACH2 modelled a variety of high energy plasmas including plasma flow switches, imploding liners and plasmas, compact toroids, magnetic reconnection and plasma guns. A smooth particle hydrodynamics code was developed to model various conditions, including shock heating, explosions and implosions. An optical multichannel analyzer was also provided to analyze plasma emission line spectra. JHD

Subject Categories:

  • Directed Energy Weapons
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE