Accession Number : AD0783266

Title :   Electromagnetic Pulses at the Boundary of a Nonlinear Plasma.

Descriptive Note : Technical interim rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA ANTENNA LAB

Personal Author(s) : Satorius,Edgar H.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The paper describes an investigation of the behavior of strong electromagnetic pulses at the boundary of a nonlinear, cold, collisionless, and uniform plasma. The nonlinearity considered here is due to the nonlinear terms in the fluid equation which is used to describe the plasma. Two cases are studied; first considered is the case where there is a voltage pulse applied across the plane boundary of a semi-infinite, nonlinear plasma. In the second case, the reflection of incident E-polarized and H-polarized, electromagnetic pulses at various angles of incidence from a nonlinear, semi-infinite plasma is considered. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Plasmas(Physics), *Electromagnetic pulses, *Ionospheric propagation, Maxwells equations, Electron density, Distribution functions, Fourier transformation, Numerical analysis, Nonlinear systems

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE