Laboratory Simulation of Injection Particle Beams in the Ionosphere

  • P. J. Kellogg
  • H. R. Anderson
  • W. Bernstein
  • T. J. Hallinan
  • R. H. Holzworth
  • R. J. Jost
  • H. Leinbach
  • E. P. Szuszczewicz
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 79)


When Hess (1971) and Winckler (Hendrickson et al., 1971) carried out the first rocket-borne, electron beam injection experiments, the results appeared to be consistent in some ways with the concept that the beam electrons demonstrated single particle behavior over their entire trajectory from injection to detection. These results were somewhat surprising; it was expected that beam plasma instabilities would occur and significantly modify the beam characteristics. Nevertheless, the success of the flight experiments led to the design of several experiments in which electron beams would be used as non-perturbing remote probes in magnetospheric and auroral studies. A fairly complete listing and description is given in USRA (1976). Generally, these experiments assumed single particle motion at even greater power levels than had been used in the rocket experiments.


Plasma Density Total Electron Content Beam Current Particle Beam Langmuir Probe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Kellogg
    • 1
  • H. R. Anderson
    • 1
  • W. Bernstein
    • 2
  • T. J. Hallinan
    • 3
  • R. H. Holzworth
    • 4
  • R. J. Jost
    • 5
  • H. Leinbach
    • 6
  • E. P. Szuszczewicz
    • 7
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMpls.USA
  2. 2.Rice Univer.HoustonUSA
  3. 3.University of AlaskaFairbanksUSA
  4. 4.Aerospace Corp.Los AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA
  6. 6.NOAABoulderUSA
  7. 7.Naval Research LaboratoriesUSA

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