RF ionization of the lower ionosphere

  title={RF ionization of the lower ionosphere},
  author={K. T. Tsang and Konstantinos Papadopoulos and Adam Drobot and P. A. Vitello},
A comprehensive analysis of the ionization rates of air by RF fields is presented. The analysis relies on a time-dependent code which treats the electron energization with a Fokker-Planck type model and the inelastic energy losses with a multiple time scale technique. Derivation of ionization rates for parameters of interest To D region ionospheric by ground-based RF transmitters with frequency much higher than the electron neutral collision frequency is emphasized. The study provides a… CONTINUE READING


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