Accession Number:

ADA413487

Title:

Controlled Precipitation of Radiation Belt Particles

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 30 Sep 1999-31 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA SPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RADIOSCIENCE LAB (STAR)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The overall objectives of this work were to quantify the requirements for controlled precipitation of radiation belt particles in order to mitigate enhanced space particle effects, to address critical issues of antenna-plasma coupling, and to develop a model of the effective radiated power throughout the magnetosphere In carrying out this effort, Stanford University worked closely with AFRLVSB. During the period of performance, Stanford University concentrated on the critical issues which determine the properties of the ion and electron sheaths which surround dipole antennas in a plasma. The accurate modeling of the ion and electron sheaths and their effects on the far-field pattern of the antenna is necessary in order to simulate the characteristics of an antenna radiating at ELFVLF frequencies in the magnetosphere

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE