Studies of VLF Radiation Patteras of a Dipole Immersed in a Slightly Lossy Magnetoplasma


  • D. P. GiaRusso,

  • J. E. Bergeson


Power patterns are presented for VLF radiation (500 Hz to 30 kHz) from arbitrarily oriented, point magnetic and electric dipole sources in a two-component, slightly lossy magnetoplasma. The patterns show that energy tends to be transported primarily along the magnetic axis of a confinement cone for higher VLF frequencies but that the inclusion of ion motion destroys the confinement cone for extremely low frequencies.