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Physics Studies in Artificial Ionospheric Mirror (AIM) Related Phenomena

Physics Studies in Artificial Ionospheric Mirror (AIM) Related Phenomena

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This
document
reports
on
the
progress
made
and
final
results
of
a
Geophysics
Laboratory
sponsored
study
into
the
fundamental
physics
of
electromagnetic
induced
ionization
in
the
lower
ionosphere
(60
-
80
km),
using
a
ground
based
radiation
source.
The
technique
of
remotely
controlled
ionization
can
be
used
to
create
a
layered
region
of
ionization
and
to
then
use
the
Artificial
Ionospheric
Mirror
(AIM)
to
reflect
HF/VHF
signals
for
over-the-horizon
communication
and
radar
applications.
The
objective
of
the
study
was
to
identify
the
basic
physics
issues
controlling
RF
breakdown
phenomena
and
to
develop
an
understanding
of
those
issues
sufficient
for
performing
quantitative
prediction
of
AIM
characteristics
and
the
impact
of
those
characteristics
on
the
reflecting
wave.
Results
of
the
study
indicate
that
AIM
is
a
viable
concept
and
has
the
potential
of
providing
important
benefits
over
more
traditional
communication/radar
technology.
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a227112.pdf
This
document
reports
on
the
progress
made
and
final
results
of
a
Geophysics
Laboratory
sponsored
study
into
the
fundamental
physics
of
electromagnetic
induced
ionization
in
the
lower
ionosphere
(60
-
80
km),
using
a
ground
based
radiation
source.
The
technique
of
remotely
controlled
ionization
can
be
used
to
create
a
layered
region
of
ionization
and
to
then
use
the
Artificial
Ionospheric
Mirror
(AIM)
to
reflect
HF/VHF
signals
for
over-the-horizon
communication
and
radar
applications.
The
objective
of
the
study
was
to
identify
the
basic
physics
issues
controlling
RF
breakdown
phenomena
and
to
develop
an
understanding
of
those
issues
sufficient
for
performing
quantitative
prediction
of
AIM
characteristics
and
the
impact
of
those
characteristics
on
the
reflecting
wave.
Results
of
the
study
indicate
that
AIM
is
a
viable
concept
and
has
the
potential
of
providing
important
benefits
over
more
traditional
communication/radar
technology.
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a227112.pdf

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This
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on the
progressmade
andfinal
results
of
a
GeophysicsLaboratorysponsoredstudy
into
thefundamentalphysics
of
electromagnetic
induced
ionization
in
the
lowerionosphere
(60
-
80
km),
using
a
ground
basedradiation
source.
The
technique
of
remotelycontrolledionization
can
be
used
to
create
a
layeredregion
of
ionization
andto
then
use
theArtificialIonospheric
Mirror
(AIM)
to
reflectHF/VHFsignals
for
over-the-horizon
communication
and
radar
applications.
The
objective
of
the
studywas
to
identifythe
basicphysicsissues
controlling
RF
breakdown
phenomena
and
to
develop
an
understanding
of
thoseissues
sufficient
for
performing
quantitativeprediction
of
AIMcharacteristics
andthe
impact
of those
characteristics
onthe
reflectingwave.Results
of the
studyindicate
that
AIM
is
a
viableconcept
andhasthe
potential
of
providingimportantbenefitsovermoretraditional
communication/radartechnology.
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