Accession Number : ADP002117

Title :   Potential Barriers and Multiple Roots in Spacecraft Charging,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Besse,A. L.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper considers two phenomena that may be demonstrated with considerable rigor by computer modeling using a code such as NASCAP. The computer modeling, however, fails to give insight into the physics involved. This paper attempts to furnish such insight by use of simple barrier models and by sketching the history of multiple roots with emphasis on the necessary conditions.

Descriptors :   *Space charge, *Numerical methods and procedures, *Spacecraft, Barriers, Sunlight, Electron flux, Photoelectrons, Darkness, Models

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE