Direct Cerenkov excitation of waveguide modes by a mobile ionospheric heater

A comprehensive theoretical analysis of direct Cerenkov excitation of the Earth ionosphere waveguide using ionospheric heating is presented. The model relies on transient ionospheric heating with a heater spot moving horizontally at the bottom of the waveguide with speed close to the speed of light. The cases of isotropic ionospheric conductivity… CONTINUE READING