Accession Number : AD0264300

Title :   RADIATION BELT PARTICLE ORBITS

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : LIEMOHN,HAROLD

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The first-order theory of radiation belt particle orbits is reviewed. Certain general characteristics of the radiation belts, the exosphere, and the geomagnetic field which are important in orbit calculations are discussed. The equations for charged particle orbits in slowly varying magnetic fields are developed from elementary principles. These results are applied to particle motion in the geomagnetic field. The orbit equations and related parameters are derived for the geomagnetic dipole model. The values of the orbit integrals for the dipole case are given in tabular and graphical form. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ORBITS, *PARTICLES, *PERTURBATION THEORY, *GEOMAGNETISM, DIPOLE MOMENTS, ELECTROLYTIC POLISHING, EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), GEOMETRY, GRAVITY, INTEGRALS, MOTION, TABLES(DATA), THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE