Accession Number:

ADA250197

Title:

Microwave Propagation and Attenuation in Magnetoplasmas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1990-30 Nov 1991

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PLASMA FUSION CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Under the sponsorship of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Profs. Min-Chang Lee and Ronald R. Parkers research team has conducted experimental studies of anomalous absorption of radio waves in turbulent magnetized plasmas. This research program includes laboratory experiments with the newly constructed Versatile Toroidal Facility VTF at the MIT Plasma Fusion Center and the field experiments using orbiting satellites and ground-based radars at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The design and construction of the Versatile Toroidal Facility involved five graduate students and twenty-two UROP undergraduate Research Opportunity Program students. This student-oriented project was reported in the 1991 March 6 issue of the MIT Tech Talk. The detailed documentation and discussions of this VTF plasma device are presented in the M.S. theses of Robert F. Duraski 1991 and Chan Yoo 1991. The abstracts of these two graduate theses are attached.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE