Accession Number : ADA115764

Title :   Treatment of Nuclear Effects Uncertainties, Effects on LF Propagation.

Descriptive Note : Topical rept. 2 Feb 81-31 Jan 82,


Personal Author(s) : Jordano,Robert J.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Uncertainty in nuclear effects on LF communication links is investigated. The scenario is a massive surface burst attack on ICBM fields, in the time period 12 hours following the engagement. Uncertainty probability distributions for LF signal loss are computed which account for the uncertainty in nuclear debris cloud stabilization altitude and the uncertainty in debris cloud location due to the variability of atmospheric winds. Nuclear effects calculations are made with the SIMBAL computer program (Simulation of Multiple Bursts and Links). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radio waves, *Low frequency, *Wave propagation, *Nuclear weapon debris, *Nuclear clouds, *Computerized simulation, Nuclear weapons, Weapons effects, Wind, Atmospheres, Computer programs, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Nuclear Weapons
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE