Accession Number : AD0780588

Title :   Effects of Nuclear Scattering and Energy Loss On Small Signal High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Calculations

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Dec 1973

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Wittwer, L A ; Brau, James E ; Canavan, Gregory H

PDF Url : AD0780588

Report Date : Jun 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The effects of nuclear scattering and ionization energy loss on the electromagnetic fields from high-altitude bursts are examined using Monte Carlo techniques to calculate electron trajectories. Maxwell's equations and the Lienard-Wiechert potentials are both used to evaluate the fields. The obliquity model is demonstrated to be an adequate treatment of such effects in electromagnetic pulse calculations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ENERGY, HIGH ALTITUDE, LOSSES, MONTE CARLO METHOD, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, NUCLEAR SCATTERING, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE