Accession Number : ADA131949

Title :   Electron Beam Trajectory in a Photometer Field of View.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Lai,Shu T ; Cohen,H A

PDF Url : ADA131949

Report Date : 16 Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Theoretical calculations on the trajectory of an electron beam of kilovolt energy range in an ionospheric environment have been performed. By means of a succession of orthogonal transformations, the trajectory and luminosity as observed at a photometer with a given angular field of view are obtained. For the purpose of applications on rocket beam experiments, cases of various magnetic field orientations and beam energies have been examined. Singularities of luminosity exist in this model when the magnetic field is perpendicular to the electron velocity resulting in a non-propagation mode. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS, *ELECTRON BEAMS, *TRAJECTORIES, *IONOSPHERIC MODELS, *PHOTOMETERS, COORDINATES, LUMINOSITY, IONOSPHERE, ORTHOGONALITY, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), MAGNETIC FIELDS, AZIMUTH, ROCKETS, PAYLOAD

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Numerical Mathematics
      Optics
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE