Accession Number : AD0603709

Title :   THE KOMPANEETS MODEL FOR RADIO EMISSION FROM A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION.

Descriptive Note : Memo. rept.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : GILINSKY,V.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The electromagnetic signal from a nuclear explosion is computed using the same method as presented by Kompaneets (A. S. Kompaneets, JETP, 35, 1538 (1958)). It is shown that some of Kompaneets' approximations are incorrect and lead to the wrong shape for the radiated signal. His work neglects the important first half-cycle of the signal and hence predicts an initial deflection in the wrong direction. A more correct solution is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO SIGNALS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), COMPTON SCATTERING, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRON DENSITY, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, IONS, SECONDARY EMISSION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE