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Calculating the electromagnetic field on the earth due to an electrodynamic tethered system in the ionosphereA method is presented for calculating the electromagnetic wave field on the earth's surface associated with the operation of an electrodynamic tethered satellite system of constant or slowly varying current in the upper ionosphere. The wave field at the ionospheric boundary and on the earth's surface is obtained by numerical integration. The results suggest that the ionospheric waves do not propagate into the atmosphere and that the image of the Alfven wings from a steady-current tether should be greatly broadened on the earth's surface.
Document ID
19890052812
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Estes, Robert D. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 89-1553
Meeting Information
International Conference on Tethers in Space - Toward Flight(San Francisco, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-36606
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG8-638
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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