Accession Number : AD0785618

Title :   Simulation of a Simple Lorentz Plasma with a Random Distribution of Inductively-Loaded Dipoles,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dietz,John F. W. ; Merkel,George

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The complete simulation of the electromagnetic pulse, EMP, associated with a nuclear burst involves a number of interrelated parameters. The most obvious parameters are the waveform and the magnitude of EMP. However, if the system being subjected to the nuclear EMP is in a preionized region such as the ionosphere, it would also be necessary to simulate the ionization or dielectric constant of the medium surrounding the system such as a missile or satellite. In this work the authors investigate the feasibility of using an artificial dielectric consisting of a random distribution of inductively-loaded short dipoles to simulate the macroscopic electromagnetic properties of a simple Lorentz plasma.

Descriptors :   *Electromagnetic pulses, *Plasmas(Physics), Waveforms, Waveguides, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE