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Effects of high-power RF fields in the atmosphere and the ionosphere
Author(s): Suman Ganguly
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Paper Abstract

The effects of high-power RF fields generated in the context of a strategic defense system on the atmosphere and ionosphere are discussed. The significance of density perturbations, electron accelerations, IR emissions, optical emissions, UV emissions, generation of RF noise field, and air breakdown due to the fields are discussed. The impact of these physical changes on communication, jamming, surveillance, and tracking are noted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1226, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18570
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Suman Ganguly, Ctr. for Remote Sensing (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1226:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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