Accession Number : AD0422360

Title :   FIELDS OF A CURVED PLASMA LAYER EXCITED BY A SLOT,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hasserjian,G. ; Higgins,T. P.

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A presentation is given of the results of an initial study of the problems arising in connection with transmission through a curved, grounded plasma layer. The method of analysis may also be applied to scattering problems. Extensive studies have been presented in the literature which consider flat layers of plasma covering a source on a ground plane of infinite extent. These represent a first approximation to radio problems of reentry vehicles. Considered is a conducting cylindrical surface, of large radius of curvature, covered by a uniform plasma layer and excited by a magnetic line source located on the conducting surface. The plasma layer is treated as a dielectric medium having an index of refraction which may be complex and may have a magnitude less than unity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA SHEATHS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), (*BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), EXCITATION, OSCILLATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRALS, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS, PARTIAL, SERIES(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE