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Title: Reproducing continuous radio blackout using glow discharge plasma

A novel plasma generator is described that offers large-scale, continuous, non-magnetized plasma with a 30-cm-diameter hollow structure, which provides a path for an electromagnetic wave. The plasma is excited by a low-pressure glow discharge, with varying electron densities ranging from 10{sup 9} to 2.5 × 10{sup 11} cm{sup −3}. An electromagnetic wave propagation experiment reproduced a continuous radio blackout in UHF-, L-, and S-bands. The results are consistent with theoretical expectations. The proposed method is suitable in simulating a plasma sheath, and in researching communications, navigation, electromagnetic mitigations, and antenna compensation in plasma sheaths.
Authors:
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  1. School of Aerospace Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071 (China)
  2. School of Communication and Information Engineering, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an 710121 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22224132
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANTENNAS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRON DENSITY; GLOW DISCHARGES; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA SHEATH; PLASMA SIMULATION