Accession Number : AD0781954
Title : The Effect of Artificial Ionospheric Heating on Partial Reflections.
Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,
Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK IONOSPHERE RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Kissick,William A.
Report Date : 01 APR 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 131
Abstract : The work describes several theories that make use of a radio wave partially reflected from the D-region of the earth's ionosphere. Firstly, a new form of pulsed wave interaction experiment is proposed, which uses a probing wave that is partially reflected within a region heated by an independent ground-based high-power RF source. Secondly, the effects of self-heating on the usual partial reflection experiment are examined. Lastly, an analytical electron density synthesis technique is presented for the partial reflection experiment. This reduction method is based on 'volume' reflection theory and makes use of only ordinary mode data. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *IONOSPHERIC MODIFICATION, *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, RADIO WAVES, HEATING, ELECTRON DENSITY, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, THESES
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE