Accession Number : ADA078032

Title :   AFSIM - An Air Force Satellite Interactions Model.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research paper,

Corporate Author : RDP INC WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Mazzella,Andrew ; Tobenfeld, Emile ; Rubin , Allen G

PDF Url : ADA078032

Report Date : 29 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A computer program called AFSIM has been developed to conduct numerical simulations of plasma interactions with a satellite, assuming the satellite to be represented by an infinitely long cylinder and treating the plasma as discrete particles. The system is assumed to be uniform along the axis of the satellite. A number of features of the actual satellite are incorporated into the model with as much flexibility as possible to accommodate a wide range of conditions. (Autor)

Descriptors :   *SPACE CHARGE, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, INTERACTIONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, VOLTAGE, SURFACE ENERGY, SECONDARY EMISSION, BACKSCATTERING

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE