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Curved Electromagnetic Missiles
Author(s): John M. Myers; Hao-Ming Shen; Tai Tsun Wu; Howard E. Brandt
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Paper Abstract

Transient electromagnetic fields can exhibit interesting behavior in the limit of great distances from their sources. In situations of finite total radiated energy, the energy reaching a distant receiver can decrease with distance much more slowly than the usual r-2. Cases of such slow decrease have been referred to as electromagnetic missiles. All of the wide variety of known missiles propagate in essentially straight lines. A sketch is presented here of a missile that can follow a path that is strongly curved. An example of a curved electromagnetic missile is explicitly constructed and some of its simpler properties are discussed. References to details available elsewhere are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951816
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Myers, Harvard University (United States)
Hao-Ming Shen, Harvard University (United States)
Tai Tsun Wu, Harvard University (United States)
Howard E. Brandt, Harry Diamond Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1061:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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