Propagation of microwave radiation through an inhomogeneous plasma layer in a magnetic field

B. A. Balakirev, V. A. Bityurin, A. N. Bocharov, V. G. Brovkin, P. V. Vedenin, I. Ch Mashek, A. S. Pashchina, A. Yu Pervov, V. P. Petrovskiy, N. M. Ryazanskiy, O. Yu Shkatov

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The problem of reliable microwave communication through a plasma sheath has its origin from the beginning of space flights. During reentry of spacecraft, the plasma layer can interrupt the communication. At sufficiently high plasma density, the plasma layer either reflects or attenuates radio wave communications to and from the vehicle. In this work, we present a simple analytical one-dimensional algorithm to study the propagation of electromagnetic (EM) waves through a nonuniform plasma layer in a static nonuniform magnetic field. The experimental study of the EM wave transmission and reflection through plasma layer was carried out on the (i) microwave set and (ii) on the unit using a high-voltage pulsed discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012164
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2018
Event32nd International Conference on Interaction of Intense Energy Fluxes with Matter, ELBRUS 2017 - Elbrus, Kabardino-Balkaria
Duration: 1 Mar 20176 Mar 2017

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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