EXCITATION OF ION RESONANCES BY THE ISIS 2HF TRANSMITTER

Authors
  1. Palmer, F.H.
  2. Barrington, R.E.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
New design features of the Isis 2 satellite have made possible the detection of VLF emissions that are stimulated by the high-power pulses of the topside sounding transmitter. The wave forms of the emissions vary considerably, but the most common form is a damped oscillation near the lower hybrid resonance frequency of the plasma enveloping the spacecraft and a superimposed modulation with the proton gyroperiod. Numerous features of the emissions are illustrated and discussed, and it is suggested that they may be generated by a parametric process occurring in the plasma surrounding the spacecraft.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1973
Number of Pages
13
Reprinted from
J of Geophysical Research, vol 78, no 34, 1973, p 8167-8178
DSTKIM No
74-04242
CANDIS No
23637
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Hardcopy

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