Accession Number:

ADA232103

Title:

POLAR User's Manual

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

473.0

Abstract:

This report documents the physical principles and computational algorithms of the POLAR code. POLAR models in three dimensions the interactions of large spacecraft with the plasma environment in low polar orbit. It includes models of space charge limited particle collection, satellite wakes, the polar auroral environment, magnetic field effects, spacecraft surface charging, particle beam effects, and sheath ionization.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE