Accession Number : AD0787292

Title :   The Transient Current Induced on a Conducting Cylinder by an EMP Plane Wave with Applications to Cable Driver Design.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Greene,Hugh W. ; Holder,J. Darryl ; Tsai,Leonard L.

Report Date : 16 AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The current excited on an infinite perfectly conducting cylinder by an incident electromagnetic pulse plane wave is analyzed using Fourier transform techniques. Two methods, eigenfunction series solution and moment methods, are used independently to calculate the currents in the frequency domain. Time domain cylinder currents are found by inverse transforming the eigenfunction series results. These are computed at various aspects angles on the cylinder for three different cylinder sizes. The apparent rotational asymmetry and increase in rise time from the theoretical solution should be useful in improving cable driver design. A number of possible extensions of this problem are given together with an approach to correlate simulator and cable driver data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC CABLES, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, *ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING, TRANSIENTS, PLANE WAVES, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FORTRAN, RADIATION HARDENING

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE