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 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

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

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, Nuclear explosions, High altitude, Nuclear scattering, Energy, Losses, Monte Carlo method, Partial differential equations, Electric fields

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE