Accession Number : ADA505717

Title :   Atmospheric Scintillation Effects on Electromagnetic Weapons

Descriptive Note : Conference paper

Corporate Author : ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL

Personal Author(s) : McMillan, R. W.

PDF Url : ADA505717

Report Date : DEC 2008

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Atmospheric turbulence has been shown to cause measurable effects on the propagation of electromagnetic radiation. These effects are significant at both visible/IR and microwave and millimeter wavelengths even though they vary as f7/6, where f is frequency. The contribution of the humidity structure function CQ 2 makes these effects significant for many applications in most wavebands of interest. In this paper we present results of calculations of the effects of atmospheric turbulence on electromagnetic signals propagated through the turbulent atmosphere with application to the use of an electromagnetic weapon to destroy an enemy sensor.

Descriptors :   *BEAMS(ELECTROMAGNETIC), *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *ENERGY DENSITY, EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, HUMIDITY, SCINTILLATION, KILL PROBABILITIES, SYMPOSIA, OPTICS, DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Directed Energy Weapons
      Optics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE