Accession Number : AD0289529

Title :   THE HYDROMAGNETIC WAVE TUBE: THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF MODE STRUCTURES

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : DECOURCY,D.J. JR. ; BRUCE,M.H.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : INSTRUMENTATION HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO ALLOW EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF IONOSPHERIC MOTIONS. This device is called the Hydromagnetic Wave Tube. The principal purpose of this report is to theoretically determine the basic modal patterns of the electric and magnetic fields under operating conditions and to determine the propagation characteristics of these fields as functions of the static magnetic field, the ionization concentration, and the frequency of the perturbing source. Brief outlines of the over-all project and the physical construction of the Hydromagnetic Wave Tube are also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERE MODELS, *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *INSTRUMENTATION, *IONOSPHERE, *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE