Accession Number : AD0710692

Title :   SCATTERING FROM A CONDUCTING CYLINDER CLAD WITH AN ANISOTROPIC PLASMA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb 68-Oct 69,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF SAN BERNARDINO OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Fedele,James B.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The scattering of an electromagnetic wave from a conducting cylinder clad with an anisotropic plasma of arbitrary electron density is considered. Resonant behavior of the system is investigated. The resonant conditions are obtained, and damping of resonant scattering by finite size effects and collisional dissipation is studied. Rayleigh and Geometrical Optics limiting cases are derived and the approach of the plasma scattering to that from a metallic body for increasing plasma frequency (electron density) is obtained. A parametrization of the scattering behavior as a function of the pertinent parameters of the system is presented in graphical form and comparisons with the scattering from an unclad cylinder and from a planar conductor sheathed with a plasma are made. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, SCATTERING), PLASMA SHEATHS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, RESONANCE, DAMPING, OSCILLATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ELECTRON DENSITY

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE